Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Bermuda

Instructions showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bermuda power outlet with micro USB Type B cord with a Type A USB adapter and how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Bermuda power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 . This page contains useful instructions showing you how to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are visiting Bermuda by using their standard B or A type Bermuda 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of Bermudans will use the Type B sockets in their plug outlets. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting Bermuda from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter 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 by Samsung which can connect to the Bermuda power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Bermuda

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Bermuda?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Bermuda?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel adapter for Bermuda is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets that Bermudians use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual power chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying 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 with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bermuda

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bermuda and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Bermuda 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and gives almost 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 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 Bermuda.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Bermuda?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bermuda power outlet with micro USB Type B cord with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Bermuda 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. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears 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 while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bermuda power outlet

Learn how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bermuda power outlet with micro USB Type B cord with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bermuda 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. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Bermuda power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears 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 while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bermuda power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda - Bermuda Wiki 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