How to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in The British Virgin Islands

Learn how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type A power charger and how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a three pinned Type B USB adapter.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when The British Virgin Islands.If you are visiting The British Virgin Islands these useful instructions show powering your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the standard types B or A British Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. You'll discover that most power sockets will change regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power supplies page for a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 charges slowly or does not power up when visiting The British Virgin Islands from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your device is dual voltage (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on staying in a British Virgin Islands place such as Road Town or Spanish Town we also recommend reading the The British Virgin Islands country Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

Refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for more details on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones from the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the British Virgin Islands power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The British Virgin Islands

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in The British Virgin Islands?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The British Virgin Islands?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. British Virgin Islanders use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The British Virgin Islands 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The British Virgin Islands using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The British Virgin Islands?

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

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type A power adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a British Virgin Islands 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 British Virgin Islands power outlet

Using Micro USB type B cord and a three pin Type B USB adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet you will 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 plugging it into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 slots next to each other where the short live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a hole below for the longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy S4 located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charge 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 fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Virgin_Islands - The British Virgin Islands country 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