Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Greenland

A guide showing you how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Greenlandic power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Type E power charger, recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type C Europlug power charger and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type F Schuko power charger

Greenlandic power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially if you've never visited before. If you're visiting Greenland these useful instructions show how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their types E, C, F or K 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll find most Greenlanders normally use the Type E wall outlets. You'll find power will change from country to country so we suggest reading the power supplies and North America page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Greenland from another country double check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

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 will connect to the Greenlandic power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Greenland

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Greenland?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Greenlandic power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Greenland?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Greenland is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four different types of wall outlets in Greenland (E, C, F and K) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Greenlandic trip. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and suitable for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying a versatile power adapter of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Greenland

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Greenland using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Greenland.
What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Greenland?

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Greenlandic power outlet with type B USB Micro cord with a three pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet, also called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile whilst charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Greenlandic power outlet

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Greenlandic power outlet with USB type B cord with a 3 pin Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Greenlandic power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round power outlet (sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into with a single metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile whilst charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Greenlandic power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Greenlandic power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Greenlandic power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Greenlandic power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round wall outlet, also called the Type F power outlet [8] or Schuko plug, can be identified by the two large holes 19 mm next to each other along with two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charge 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.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Greenlandic power outlet

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Greenlandic power outlet with USB Type B cord with a three pin Type K power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type K USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, technically called a Type K power outlet [9], can be identified by the 3 large holes forming an inverted triangular shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile whilst charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Greenlandic power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland - Greenlandic Wikipedia web 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  10. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters