How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Austria

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Austrian power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Austrian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page is a guide showing how to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when going to Austria by using their Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Austrians use Type F sockets in their power outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary from region to region so we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of countries. If travelling to Austria 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 double check 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.

We recommend referring 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 from the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Austrian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Austria

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Austria?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Austria.

What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Austria?

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Austria to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Austria (types F and C) and bringing 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 simply by switching the included plugs. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports 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 simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Austria or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Austria

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Austria 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Austria using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This 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 Austria.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Austria?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Austrian power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using an Austrian 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 taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Austrian power outlet. This unearthed power supply can be identified by two round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Austrian 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 Galaxy whilst charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Austrian power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Austrian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector with a Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Austrian 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. You can recognise the power supply by two adjacent holes where the pins slide into along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the foot of the phone located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display 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 Austrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria - Austrian 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