Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Guatemala

Learn how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Guatemalan power outlet using Type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter and how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Guatemalan power outlet

Different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're going abroad.These step-by-step instructions will show you how to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are travelling to Guatemala using the Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting Guatemala from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts can take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Guatemalan power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Guatemala

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Guatemala?

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

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel charger for Guatemala to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Guatemalans use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Guatemala

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 Guatemala.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Guatemala.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Guatemala?

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Guatemalan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using micro USB type B connector with a Type A USB charger to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Guatemalan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Guatemalan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found 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 S4 while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Guatemalan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Guatemalan power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Guatemalan power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Guatemalan power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Guatemalan power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots adjacent to each other with a semicircle 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 can find the USB jack on the bottom of the phone situated below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Guatemalan 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 phone 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 Guatemalan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guatemala - Wikipedia.org web page about Guatemala
  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