How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Poland

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Polish power outlet by using type B USB connector and a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 2 pinned Type E USB charger.

Polish power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 in Poland. This page has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when Poland.The following step by step instructions tells you what you'll need to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're travelling to Poland by using the standard Type E or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Poles use Type E plug outlets. When you are travelling to Poland from a different country check your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

We recommend referring to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for more information on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones from the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Polish power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Poland

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Poland?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Poland.

What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Poland?

If travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Poland is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Poles use (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger like this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Poland

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Poland and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Poland using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Poland.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Poland?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Polish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Learn how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Polish power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Polish power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Polish power outlet. This unearthed power supply (called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B micro USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Polish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Polish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Polish power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B connector with a Type E power charger to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Polish power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Polish power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and one metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Polish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Polish power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland - wikipedia.org page about Poland
  2. http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201304/20130430133529298/GT-I9505_UM_EU_Jellybean_Eng_Rev.1.1_130426.pdf - Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters