How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to The Dominican Republic

Using type B USB micro cord and a Type A power charger to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Dominican Republic power outlet and how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a three pinned Type B power plug.

Dominican Republic power outlet

When planning to travel to The Dominican Republic it can often be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use your electrical devices such as cell phones or laptop computers when you arrive. By not knowing which wall socket is used in The Dominican Republic you are likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore having to borrow a potentially overpriced charger when you're there which might be incompatible. Varying different voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Dominican Republic. These instructions were written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are going to The Dominican Republic.When you're visiting The Dominican Republic these instructions show how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using their standard types B or A 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Dominicanse normally use the Type B plugs in their power outlets. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to The Dominican Republic from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is dual voltage (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you're planning on staying somewhere like Santo Domingo or Santiago de los Caballeros we also recommend referring to the wikipedia.org entry about The Dominican Republic [1] for further information.

Please 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 Dominican Republic power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Dominican Republic

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Dominican Republic?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Dominican Republic power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Dominican Republic?

If you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best international travel charger for The Dominican Republic to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Dominicanse use (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Dominican Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The Dominican Republic using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Dominican Republic.
What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Dominican Republic?

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

Using type B Micro USB connector with a Type A power adapter to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Dominican Republic 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. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung whilst charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Dominican Republic power outlet

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

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type B power charger to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Dominican Republic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 thin slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the base of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen 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 may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_Republic - wikipedia.org entry about The Dominican Republic
  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