How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Martinique

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Martinican power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type D power charger, recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type E USB adapter

Martinican power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country to the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are staying abroad.This page contains a useful guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are visiting Martinique by using the standard Type D, C or E 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Martiniquais will typically use the Type D plug outlets. If travelling to Martinique from another country please ensure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

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

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Martinique

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Martinique?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Martinican power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Martinique to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of plug sockets that Martiniquais use (types D, C and E) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Martinique

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Martinique and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Martinique.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Martinique.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Martinique?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Martinican power outlet

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Martinican power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy S4 found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Martinican power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Martinican power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Martinican power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. This wall supply (technically known as the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like three round holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type E USB adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Martinican power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. You can recognise this wall supply by two 4.8mm round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go plus a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone whilst charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martinique - Martinique 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters