How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Slovakia

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Slovak power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type E power plug.

Slovak power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 in Slovakia. This page has been written to assist travellers wanting to charge their Samsung Galaxy S4 when they are staying abroad.This page is a guide showing exactly how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Slovakia by using the standard types E or C Slovak 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Slovakia from another region please ensure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you are planning to stay at a city such as Bratislava or KoŇ°ice refer to the Slovakia country page on wikipedia.org [1] for further information on visiting the area.

Refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for more details on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones in the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Slovak power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Slovakia

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Slovakia?

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

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

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best travel charger for Slovakia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Slovakia (types E and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the included plugs. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Slovakia or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. 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 Slovakia

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 for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Slovakia.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Slovakia.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Slovakia?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Slovak power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Slovak 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. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Slovak 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 mobile while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Slovak power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Slovak power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Learn how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Slovak power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Slovak 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. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet (called a Type E power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm apart from each other where the two pins sit along with a metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle shape.
  3. 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 found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Slovak 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.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Slovak power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovakia - Slovakia country page on wikipedia.org
  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