Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Belize

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Belizean power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector and a Type A USB charger, powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type G USB plug and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a three pin Type B power adapter

Belizean power outlet

Varying complicated standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to power their Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Belize.The following useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are travelling to Belize using the types G, A or B 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. You will discover power sockets are different depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of countries. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Belize from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from another 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 a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

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

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Belize

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Belize?

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel charger for Belize is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Belizeans use three different types of power outlets (types G, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters for your Belizean trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Belize

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 going to Belize.
  • 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 and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Belize.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Belize?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Belizean power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cable and a Type G USB charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Belizean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Belizean power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Belizean power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in 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 can find the USB jack on the bottom of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charge icon with dots underneath 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.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Belizean power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Belizean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Belizean power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector and a Type A USB charger.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Belizean power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] 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 power supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two thin adjacent slots where the plug outlet blades go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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. Switch on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone whilst charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Belizean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Belizean power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Belizean power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Belizean power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Belizean power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two thin slots parallel to each other where the short two plug outlet blades sit with a hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro connector into 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. Switch on the Belizean 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 to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone whilst charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Belizean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belize - wikipedia entry about Belize
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters