Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Nevis

Simple instructions showing how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nevis power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable with a three pin Type A power charger, how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type G power adapter and how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type B power adapter

Nevis power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.When you are going to travel to Nevis these useful instructions show how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using the Type G, A, B or D Nevis 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Nevis from a different country ensure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

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 can connect to the Nevis power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Nevis

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Nevis?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Nevis power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best travel power adapter for Nevis is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Nevisian use four different standards of wall outlets (types G, A, B and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Nevis

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however for visitors 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 can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nevis and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Nevis.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Nevis.
What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Nevis?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions on how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nevis power outlet with type B USB cable and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Nevis power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Nevis power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three vertical slots in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B cable into the USB mains 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 found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen 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 recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nevis power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable with a three pin Type A power charger.

  1. To charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Nevis power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [6]) is recognised by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  3. 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 will find the multipurpose jack on the bottom of the phone located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears 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 Samsung while 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 Nevis power outlet

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

Instructions on how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nevis power outlet with type B USB cable and a three pinned Type B power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Nevis power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Nevis power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the blades go with a single hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B cable into the USB mains 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 found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type D USB charger to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Nevis power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Nevis power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this power outlet by three circular holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the bottom of the Samsung located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Nevis power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nevis power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Kitts_and_Nevis - Nevis 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters