Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Aruba

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Aruban power outlet using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type F USB adapter, charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a double pinned Type A power adapter and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pin Type B power charger

Aruban power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Aruba.If going to travel to Aruba the following useful instructions show how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their standard Type F, A or B 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Aruba from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter 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 from the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Aruban power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Aruba

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Aruba?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Aruba.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel adapter for Aruba is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Arubans use three different standards of wall outlets (types F, A and B) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Aruban trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Aruba

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Aruba using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Aruba.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Aruba?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Aruban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Aruban power outlet with Type B USB cable and a Type A USB charger.

  1. To charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Aruban power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The wall outlet (known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Aruban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Aruban power outlet

Learn how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Aruban power outlet by using type B USB micro cable and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Aruban power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the Aruban power outlet. The wall outlet (known as a Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the live and neutral blades go with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the mains power 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 situated below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found 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 mobile whilst charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Aruban power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Aruban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Learn how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Aruban power outlet with USB Micro Type B cord and a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. To charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Aruban power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charge 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 fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Aruban power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aruba - Aruba 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/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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters