Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Romania

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Romanian power outlet and how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pinned Type F power adapter.

Romanian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are travelling to Romania.This page contains step-by-step instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 when visiting Romania by using their types F or C Romanian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling you'll find power sockets will change regionally therefore please read our Wiki Connections travel power connections page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different countries. If you are visiting Romania from a different region please make sure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

We recommend referring to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further details on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones by Samsung which can connect to the Romanian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Romania

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Romania?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Romanian power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best travel power adapter for Romania is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Romanians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Romania

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Romania using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Romania.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Romania?

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Romanian power outlet.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Romanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The power supply (known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile whilst charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Romanian power outlet

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

Learn how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Romanian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Romanian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Romanian power outlet. The round plug outlet, also called the Schuko plug, can be recognised by two large adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go along with a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy S4 situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 while charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Romanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romania - Romanian 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