Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Azerbaijan

Using USB Type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Azerbaijani power outlet and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Azerbaijani power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. The following useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Azerbaijan using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Azerbaijan from another region ensure your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.

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

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Azerbaijan

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Azerbaijan?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Azerbaijan by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel adapter for Azerbaijan is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Azerbaijanis use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Azerbaijan

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Azerbaijan and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 visiting Azerbaijan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Azerbaijan.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Azerbaijan?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Azerbaijani power outlet.

  1. To power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Azerbaijani 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply is identified by the two round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Azerbaijani 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 phone whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Azerbaijani power outlet with type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Azerbaijani power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Azerbaijani power outlet. This sunken round power outlet (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the bottom of the phone situated below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Azerbaijani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Azerbaijani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azerbaijan - Azerbaijani country entry on wikipedia
  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