Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Portugal

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C power adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Portuguese power outlet and how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type F Schuko power plug.

Portuguese power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially if you've never visited before. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're in staying in Portugal.If you're visiting Portugal the following useful instructions show how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 by using the types F or C Portuguese 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type F wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Portuguese. If you are visiting Portugal from another region please check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Lisbon or Porto we recommend reading the Portuguese Wikipedia web page [1] for more information.

Refer 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 by Samsung which will connect to the Portuguese power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Portugal

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Portugal?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Portuguese power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Portugal?

If you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Portugal to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Portuguese use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Portugal

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Portugal and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Portugal using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Portugal.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Portugal?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Portuguese power outlet

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C power adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Portuguese power outlet.

  1. To charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Portuguese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Portuguese power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet, also known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by the 2 holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the bottom of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Portuguese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone whilst charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Portuguese power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Portuguese power outlet

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Portuguese power outlet by using Micro USB type B connector and a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Portuguese power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Portuguese power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes for live and neutral and a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Portuguese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Portuguese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portugal - Portuguese Wikipedia web page
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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