Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to French Polynesia

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a French Polynesian power outlet using Micro USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type B power adapter, charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type A power adapter and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type E power charger

French Polynesian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plug types can often be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. If visiting French Polynesia this page has instructions showing you charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their standard E, A or B type French Polynesian 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to French Polynesia from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

Please refer 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 can connect to the French Polynesian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in French Polynesia

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in French Polynesia?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in French Polynesia by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel charger for French Polynesia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of power outlets in French Polynesia (types E, A and B) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to French Polynesia we suggest searching for a flexible power charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for French Polynesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to French Polynesia using 3 pin type B 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting French Polynesia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in French Polynesia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a French Polynesian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a French Polynesian power outlet using USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a French Polynesian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy S4 found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a French Polynesian power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a French Polynesian power outlet using Micro USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the French Polynesian power outlet you will need to use 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 into the French Polynesian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the bottom of the phone situated below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at 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 while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a French Polynesian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a French Polynesian power outlet using micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a French Polynesian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. The circular power outlet can be recognised by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins plus one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy S4 found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a French Polynesian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Polynesia - French Polynesian country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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