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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Trinidad power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a three pinned Type A USB charger and powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pinned Type B power plug.

Trinidad power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions will show you exactly how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're visiting Trinidad by using their Type B or A Trinidad 115 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most Trinidadians will typically use the Type B sockets in their power outlets. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Trinidad from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

Please 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 Trinidad power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Trinidad

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Trinidad?

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

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Trinidad is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets that Trinidadians use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to Trinidad we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Trinidad

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Trinidad using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Trinidad.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Trinidad?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Trinidad power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a three pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Trinidad power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin adjacent slots.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the foot of the Samsung situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Trinidad power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Trinidad power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Trinidad power outlet

Using Type B USB connector with a Type B power charger to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Trinidad power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Trinidad power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Trinidad power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by the 2 slots next to each other with a single hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cord into the USB power 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 Trinidad 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.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Trinidad power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_%26_Tobago - Trinidad Wikipedia 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