Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Curacao

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Curacaon power outlet with Type B micro USB connector with a Type A USB charger, charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type B USB plug and how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 2 pin Europlug Type C power charger

Curacaon power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to power their Samsung Galaxy S4 when travelling abroad.When you're visiting Curacao these instructions show powering the Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their standard Type C, A or B 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Curacao from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical 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 your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power 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 Curacaon power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Curacao

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Curacao?

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

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

When travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 or visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Curacao to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of power outlets that Curacaoans use (C, A and B) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 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 can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other 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 Curacaon trip. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Curacao we suggest buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; 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 Curacao

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Curacao 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Curacao using 3 pin type B 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 the US using type B plugs. This 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Curacao.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Curacao?

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

Using Type B USB Micro connector and a Type A USB charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Curacaon power outlet.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Curacaon power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Curacaon power outlet. The power supply, technically called the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  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 Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Curacaon 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 mobile whilst charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Curacaon 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 Curacaon power outlet

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

  1. In order to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Curacaon 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. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power supply, technically called the Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 slots for live and neutral blades 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 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 Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Curacaon power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Curacaon power outlet

Instructions showing how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Curacaon power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Curacaon power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the bottom of the phone situated below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display 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.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Curacaon power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cura%C3%A7ao - Curacao 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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