How to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Saint Kitts

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a St Kitts power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type B power adapter, how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a three pinned Type G power plug and how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pinned Type A power plug

St Kitts power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 . This page was specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge their Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Saint Kitts by using their Type G, A, B or D St Kitts 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type G plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Kittitian. Power supplies will vary from country to country therefore please read our Wikiconnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing destinations. When you are visiting Saint Kitts from a different country please ensure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

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 by Samsung which can connect to the St Kitts power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Saint Kitts

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Saint Kitts?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Saint Kitts by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Saint Kitts to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four different standards of power outlets that Kittitian use (types G, A, B and D) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your St Kitts trip. Only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Kitts

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Kitts 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Saint Kitts.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Kitts.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Saint Kitts?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a St Kitts power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type G power charger to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a St Kitts 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. Firstly insert the Type G USB power adapter into the St Kitts power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the micro USB Type B cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the foot of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a St Kitts power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a St Kitts power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type A power charger to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a St Kitts power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug the Type A USB power adapter in the St Kitts power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two thin slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the foot of the phone situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the St Kitts power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a St Kitts power outlet

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

Instructions on how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a St Kitts power outlet using Micro USB type B cable with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the St Kitts power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type B power outlet [8]) can be recognised by the 2 slots parallel to each other with a single hole below for the slightly longer ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type 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 St Kitts 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 Samsung while charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a St Kitts power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the St Kitts power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This power outlet, technically known as a Type D power outlet [10], looks like three circular holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 found below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the St Kitts 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 to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy whilst charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a St Kitts power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Kitts_and_Nevis - St Kitts country page on Wikipedia
  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