Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Estonia

Instructions showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Estonian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger and powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Estonian power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. When you're going to travel to Estonia the following useful instructions show powering the Samsung Galaxy S4 by using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Estonia from another country please check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

Please 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 from the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Estonian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Estonia

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Estonia?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Estonia.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best international travel adapter for Estonia is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Estonians use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Estonian trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Estonia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Estonia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Estonia using type B American 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 the US using type B plugs and offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Estonia.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Estonia?

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Estonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B connector and a Type C Europlug power adapter to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Estonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using an Estonian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the bottom of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Estonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Estonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Estonian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cord with a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Estonian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Estonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Estonian power outlet. The circular power supply, sometimes called a Type F power outlet [6], can be identified by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral, plus a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro Type B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the base of the phone situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Estonian 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 completely recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Estonian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estonia - Estonian 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