Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Armenia

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Armenian power outlet using USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type C power adapter and how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a double pinned Type F power adapter.

Armenian power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 . These guidelines have been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.If you're visiting Armenia this page contains useful instructions showing you how to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their Type F or C Armenian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to Armenia from a different country please ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you are planning on taking a trip to a destination like Yerevan or Gyumri read the Armenian Wikipedia web page [1] for further details.

Please 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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Armenian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Armenia

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Armenia?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Armenia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets in Armenia (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. 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 under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Armenia using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Armenia.
What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Armenia?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Armenian power outlet using USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using an Armenian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Armenian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro 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'll find the USB Micro connector on the base of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Armenian 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 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 an Armenian power outlet

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Armenian power outlet with type B USB cable with a three pin Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Armenian 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. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This recessed circular wall supply can be recognised by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other, plus a pair of thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector 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 USB Micro connector on the bottom of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at 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 fully charge the battery.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Armenian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armenia - Armenian Wikipedia web 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