Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Barbados

Using micro USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Barbadian power outlet and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type B USB charger.

Barbadian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 . This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're in Barbados by using their standard B or A type Barbadian 115 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type B plug outlets are typically used by most Barbadians. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to Barbados from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

Refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further information 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 Barbadian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Barbados

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Barbados?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Barbadian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best international travel adapter for Barbados is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Bajans use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Barbados we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbados

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Barbados 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Barbados.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Barbados.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Barbados?

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

Using micro USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Barbadian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Barbadian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charge 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.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Barbadian power outlet

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

Using micro USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Barbadian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Barbadian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type B USB power adapter in the Barbadian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots where the live and neutral blades go with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charge 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 completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Barbadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbados - Barbados 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/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