Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 when visiting Serbia

Instructions on how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Serbian power outlet using USB type B cord and a Type C power adapter and how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

Serbian power outlet

Varying different voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. When you are staying in Serbia this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sources will vary regionally therefore please read our Wikiconnections world power sockets guide for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Serbia from a different country please ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up.

Please refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further 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 Serbian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Serbia

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Serbia?

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

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best travel power adapter for Serbia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets that Serbians use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Serbia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Serbia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Serbia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 Serbia.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Serbia?

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

Using Micro USB type B cable and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Serbian power outlet.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Serbian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Serbian 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 to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while 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 Serbian power outlet

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

Using USB type B cord and a 3 pinned Type F power adapter to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Serbian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Serbian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the Serbian power outlet. The sunken round power outlet, sometimes called a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug, can be identified by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other along with thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Samsung Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Serbian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charge 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 Serbian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbia - Serbia country Wiki 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