Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Saint Martin

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a St Martins power outlet using Micro USB type B connector with a 3 pin Type C USB charger and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type F Schuko power charger.

St Martins power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This page was written to help assist visitors wanting to power their Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.These step-by-step instructions will show you what you'll need to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when travelling to Saint Martin using the standard F or C type St Martins 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type F wall outlets are normally used by most Saint Martins. You'll discover power supplies will vary depending on which area you are in therefore we recommend reading the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Saint Martin from a different region please make sure 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) make sure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

Refer 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 by Samsung which can connect to the St Martins power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Saint Martin

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Saint Martin?

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel adapter for Saint Martin is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Saint Martins use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your St Martins trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of travel 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 phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Martin

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Martin and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Martin using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Martin.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Saint Martin?

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a St Martins power outlet using Micro USB type B connector with a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the St Martins power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the St Martins power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy S4 found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the St Martins 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 will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a St Martins power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a St Martins power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a St Martins 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the St Martins power outlet. This recessed round plug supply (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the multipurpose jack on the bottom of the phone situated below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears 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 Samsung Galaxy while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Martin - Saint Martin country wikipedia 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