How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Miquelon

How to connect a Miquelonnais power outlet to a Samsung Galaxy S4

Miquelonnais power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Miquelon. These instructions were written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are going to Miquelon.When you're visiting Miquelon these instructions show how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type E power outlet, with the Miquelonnais using a CEE 7/5 French socket for power outlets. If visiting Miquelon from a different country make sure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you plan on visiting a Miquelonnais destination such as Miquelon or Langlade we also suggest referring to the wikipedia.org entry about Miquelon [1] for more information prior to the location.

Refer 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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Miquelonnais power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Miquelon

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Miquelon?

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

What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Miquelon?

If you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel charger for Miquelon to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Miquelonnais trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Miquelon

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Miquelon and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Miquelon using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Miquelon.
What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Miquelon?

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

Using Type B USB micro cord and a Type E power charger to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Miquelonnais power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Miquelonnais power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Miquelonnais power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes plus a metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy S4 located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Miquelonnais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone while charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Miquelonnais power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Pierre_and_Miquelon - wikipedia.org entry about Miquelon
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters