How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in San Marino

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Sammarinese power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type L power charger, charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Sammarinese power outlet

Complicated region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are staying abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're in San Marino by using the standard types F, C or L Sammarinese 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting San Marino from a different country check your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

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 Sammarinese power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in San Marino

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in San Marino?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Sammarinese power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in San Marino?

When travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for San Marino is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of wall outlets in San Marino (types F, C and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at 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.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for San Marino

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however for those 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 power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both San Marino and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting San Marino using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting San Marino.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in San Marino?

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

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a Europlug Type C power charger to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Sammarinese 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 wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charge 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.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sammarinese power outlet

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

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Sammarinese power outlet you will need 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 in the Sammarinese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cord into the power adapter 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 Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung whilst charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sammarinese power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sammarinese power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Type L power charger to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Sammarinese power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. This hexagon shaped wall supply (called a Type L power outlet [8]) looks like three large round adjecent holes forming a line for live, neutral and earth pins. Note there are two different types of Type L power outlet rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. A 10 amp wall supply has 4mm pins spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the foot of the phone located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Sammarinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone while charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Sammarinese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Marino - Wikipedia entry about San Marino
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters