How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Kiribati

Using type B USB cord and a Type I power charger to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Kiribati power outlet.

Kiribati power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kiribati. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when going abroad.If you're travelling to Kiribati the following instructions show charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 using their 240 volt 50Hz I Type power outlet. When you are travelling to Kiribati from another region please make sure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

Refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further information on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones in the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Kiribati power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kiribati

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Kiribati?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kiribati.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kiribati?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Kiribati is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will allow you to charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Kiribati or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kiribati

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kiribati and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Kiribati using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Kiribati.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Kiribati?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Kiribati power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Kiribati power outlet by using Type B micro USB cord and a Type I power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Kiribati power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet, technically known as the Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three thin slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Kiribati power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in 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 phone while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Kiribati power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiribati - Kiribati Wiki 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