Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in The Bahamas

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Bahamas power outlet and how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type B USB charger.

Bahamas power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Bahamas. This page has step by step instructions showing exactly what you'll need to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're in The Bahamas by using their standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Bahamians typically use Type B power outlets. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting The Bahamas from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

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 Bahamas power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Bahamas

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Bahamas?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Bahamas power outlet.

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

When travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel power adapter for The Bahamas is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Bahamians use two different types of power outlets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers for your Bahamas trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and suitable for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Bahamas

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Bahamas and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 The Bahamas using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas.
What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Bahamas?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bahamas power outlet

Using Type B USB cable and a Type A USB adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Bahamas power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First insert the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the base of the phone situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at 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 will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bahamas power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bahamas power outlet by using USB micro type B connector and a Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Bahamas power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Bahamas power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two slots next to each other with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in 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 mobile whilst charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahamas - wikipedia entry about The Bahamas
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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