How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Ireland

How to connect an Irish power outlet to a Samsung Galaxy S4

Irish power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when abroad.If you are going to travel to Ireland the following instructions show charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G Irish wall outlet, with the Irish using a 13 amp plug for charging. If travelling to Ireland from another country please ensure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend to stay somewhere like Dublin we suggest referring to the Ireland country page on wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

Please refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further details on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones by Samsung which will connect to the Irish power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Ireland

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Ireland?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Ireland.

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

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best travel charger for Ireland is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual travel chargers or using up additional wall sockets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ireland

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Ireland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a much 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 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Ireland.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Ireland?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Irish power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Irish power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Irish power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Irish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Irish power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland - Ireland country 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters