Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Jamaica

Instructions on how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Jamaican power outlet with USB Micro type B cord and a 3 pin Type A power charger and how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pin Type B USB plug.

Jamaican power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.When staying in Jamaica the following useful instructions show how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their standard Type B or A 110 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Jamaicans will normally use Type B plugs in their wall outlets. Most power is different depending on which area you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and North America page for a full list of countries. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Jamaica from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on taking a trip to a Jamaican place such as Kingston we also suggest reading the Jamaica entry on Wikipedia [1] for further information.

We recommend referring to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further information 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 Jamaican power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Jamaica

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Jamaica?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Jamaica.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Jamaica?

If you are travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel charger for Jamaica is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Jamaica (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Jamaican trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Jamaica

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Jamaica using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers practically 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Jamaica.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Jamaica?

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

Using type B USB micro cable with a Type A USB adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Jamaican power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Jamaican 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 into the power supply. You can identify the plug supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of 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 found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Jamaican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in 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 whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Jamaican power outlet

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Jamaican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cord with a three pin Type B power adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Jamaican power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Jamaican 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 plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Jamaican power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of 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 base of the phone situated below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Jamaican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found 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 will take longer to completely charge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Jamaican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica - Jamaica entry on Wikipedia
  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