Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Saint Vincent

A step by step guide showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a St Vincentian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type C power adapter, recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a three pinned Type G power charger and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pin Type E USB plug

St Vincentian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 . This page was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're in Saint Vincent using their standard Type G, C, E, I or K 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note Type G wall outlets are normally used by a majority of St Vincentians. When travelling to Saint Vincent from another region make sure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v 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 during charging. If you plan to visit a city like Kingstown read the St Vincentian country entry on wikipedia [1] for further details on visiting the location.

We recommend referring 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 by Samsung which will connect to the St Vincentian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Saint Vincent

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Saint Vincent?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Saint Vincent.

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel charger for Saint Vincent to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are five types of power outlets in Saint Vincent (G, C, E, I and K) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your St Vincentian trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below 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 Saint Vincent

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Saint Vincent using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically 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 Saint Vincent.
What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Saint Vincent?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a St Vincentian power outlet using USB micro Type B cord with a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the St Vincentian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the St Vincentian power outlet. You can recognise this plug outlet by three holes containing shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the 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 found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the St Vincentian 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 completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a St Vincentian power outlet

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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a St Vincentian power outlet with Type B USB cable and a three pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the St Vincentian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the St Vincentian power outlet. You can recognise this plug outlet by two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter 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 found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the St Vincentian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found 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 while charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a St Vincentian power outlet

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type E USB charger to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a St Vincentian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the St Vincentian power outlet. The circular plug supply, also known as a Type E power outlet [8] or CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other along with one long metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the St Vincentian 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 recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a St Vincentian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type K USB charger to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a St Vincentian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the St Vincentian power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type K USB power adapter into the St Vincentian power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type K power outlet [10], can be identified by the three holes in a triangle configuration for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the St Vincentian 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 recharge the battery.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a St Vincentian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Vincent_and_the_Grenadines - St Vincentian country entry 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K 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