Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Montserrat

A guide showing how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Montserratian power outlet using USB micro type B cable and a Type A USB charger and how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type B USB charger.

Montserratian power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.These step by step instructions will show you exactly what you'll need to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're visiting Montserrat using their standard Type B or A 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Montserrat from a different region please check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend to visit a place like Brades or Saint Peter's we recommend reading the Montserratian country Wiki page [1] for more information.

We recommend referring 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 by Samsung which can connect to the Montserratian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Montserrat

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Montserrat?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Montserratian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Montserrat to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Montserrat (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Montserrat

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Montserrat.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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. This gives practically 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 a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Montserrat.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Montserrat?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A guide showing how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Montserratian power outlet using USB micro type B cable and a Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Montserratian 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. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Montserratian power outlet. The power supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other. Please be aware that power cables with type A plugs which are rated at 125 V shouldn't be used so please check first.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter 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 found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Montserratian power outlet with type B USB micro cable with a Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Montserratian 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. First insert the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two thin slots next to each other with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the longer grounded pin. Be aware power cords with type B sockets which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used in Montserrat so we suggest checking first.
  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 can find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Montserratian 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 phone whilst charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Montserratian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montserrat - Montserratian country Wiki 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/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