Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Nicaragua

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nicaraguan power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a Type A power adapter and how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type B power adapter.

Nicaraguan power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.If you're staying in Nicaragua these useful instructions show how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the standard B or A type 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Nicaragua from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Nicaraguan power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Nicaragua

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Nicaragua?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Nicaragua?

If travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best travel power adapter for Nicaragua is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Nicaraguans use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to 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 under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nicaragua

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Nicaragua using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Nicaragua.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Nicaragua?

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

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type A USB charger to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nicaraguan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Nicaraguan 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 inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of 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 bottom of the phone located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung whilst charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Nicaraguan power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nicaraguan power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Nicaraguan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the Nicaraguan power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by two slots with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy S4 located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 whilst charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicaragua - Nicaraguan page on Wikipedia.org
  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