Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 when visiting Ukraine

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pin Europlug Type C power charger to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Ukrainian power outlet and how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type F power adapter.

Ukrainian power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.This page contains a step by step guide showing how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're travelling to Ukraine using their types F or C Ukrainian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Ukraine from another country double check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overheating when charging it.

We recommend referring 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 by Samsung which will connect to the Ukrainian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Ukraine

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Ukraine?

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

What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Ukraine?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best travel power adapter for Ukraine is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Ukrainians 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 from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on the flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ukraine

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ukraine and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Ukraine.
  • 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine.
What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Ukraine?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Ukrainian power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pin Europlug Type C power charger to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Ukrainian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Ukrainian 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 in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord 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 located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile whilst charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Ukrainian power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Ukrainian power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Ukrainian 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. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Ukrainian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the two circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go 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 USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy S4 situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Ukrainian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 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.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine - Ukrainian 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