Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Andorra

Instructions on how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Andorran power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type C USB charger and powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 2 pin Type F Schuko power charger.

Andorran power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. If travelling to Andorra these useful instructions show how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll find most Andorrans normally use the Type F wall outlets. If you are visiting Andorra from another region please check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you're planning on travelling to destinations like Andorra la Vella or Santa Coloma we recommend referring to the Andorra country wikipedia page [1] for more details.

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 by Samsung which can connect to the Andorran power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Andorra

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Andorra?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to an Andorran power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Andorra?

If you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best international travel adapter for Andorra to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Andorra (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Andorra.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Andorra.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Andorra?

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

Instructions on how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Andorran power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Andorran 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. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung situated below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Andorran power outlet

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

Instructions on how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Andorran power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Andorran power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Andorran power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two large round adjacent holes where the twin pins go, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung situated below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Andorran power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andorra - Andorra 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