Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Slovenia

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Slovenian power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pin Schuko Type F USB charger.

Slovenian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're visiting abroad.These step-by-step instructions will show you how to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're in Slovenia using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Slovenia from another country ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

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 Slovenian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Slovenia

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Slovenia?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Slovenia by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Slovenia?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel charger for Slovenia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Slovenians use two different types of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying a multipurpose travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovenia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Slovenia and over 150 destinations:

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

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

Using Type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Slovenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Slovenian 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. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Slovenian power outlet

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type F USB charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Slovenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Slovenian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Slovenian power outlet. This recessed round plug supply, sometimes called the Schuko outlet, can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Slovenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Slovenian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovenia - Slovenia page on Wikipedia
  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