How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Albania

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Albanian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector with a Europlug Type C power charger and how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Schuko Type F power charger.

Albanian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide shows what you'll need to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are visiting Albania by using the standard types F or C Albanian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections global power connections list for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Albania from another country please ensure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on visiting a place such as Tirana or DurrĂ«s refer to the Albanian page on wikipedia.org [1] for more information on visiting the area.

Please refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further details on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones by Samsung which will connect to the Albanian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Albania

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Albania?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to an Albanian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Albania to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Albanians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the included heads over. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Albania

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Albania using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Albania.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Albania?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Albanian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector with a Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using an Albanian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Albanian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Albanian 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 dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Albanian power outlet

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

Using type B USB cord and a Type F power charger to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Albanian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Albanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply, also called a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B micro USB connector into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Albanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung whilst charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Albanian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albania - Albanian 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/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