Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in The Cook Islands

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Cook Islands power outlet by using Micro USB type B connector and a Type I USB charger.

Cook Islands power outlet

When packing for a vacation to The Cook Islands it can be helpful to know if you can power all your devices such as mobiles and cameras when you get there. However by not knowing which power supply is used you could pack the wrong adaptor, meaning having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you need it which might be incompatible and damage the device. Different standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are visiting abroad.The following instructions shows you how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in The Cook Islands using the standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type Cook Islands plug outlet. You will discover that power changes regionally therefore please read the power supplies and Oceania page for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to The Cook Islands from another country make sure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan to visit a place like Avarua or Amuri we recommend reading the Cook Islands Wikipedia web page [1] for more details.

We recommend referring to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for more details on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones by Samsung which can connect to the Cook Islands power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Cook Islands

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Cook Islands?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Cook Islands power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Cook Islands?

If travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for The Cook Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Cook Islands trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cook Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Cook Islands 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to The Cook Islands 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 travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Cook Islands.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Cook Islands?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Cook Islands power outlet

Using Type B USB micro cable with a Type I power adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Cook Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Cook Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type I USB power adapter into the power supply. The plug supply, technically known as a Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the mains power 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 phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Cook Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show 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.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Cook Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook_Islands - Cook Islands Wikipedia web 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/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters