Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Haiti

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Haitian power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

Haitian power outlet

If you are planning a vacation it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge your essential electronics such as mobiles and laptops at your hotel. But by not knowing which power supply is used you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, meaning having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the Samsung Galaxy S4. Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when they are abroad.This useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're in Haiti using the standard B or A type Haitian 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of Haitians typically use Type B plugs in their plug outlets. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Haiti from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

Refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further 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 Haitian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Haiti

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Haiti?

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel adapter for Haiti is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Haitians use (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Haiti we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Haiti

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Haiti.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Haiti.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Haiti?

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

Using micro USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type A power adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Haitian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Haitian 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. First you'll need to plug the Type A USB power adapter in the Haitian power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the two thin adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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. Switch on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charge 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.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Haitian 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 Haitian power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Haitian power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Haitian 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. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the multipurpose jack on the bottom of the phone situated below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Haitian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 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 Haitian power outlet

See also

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