Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Micronesia

Using type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type A USB charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Micronesian power outlet and how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Micronesian power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when going to Micronesia using their standard B or A type Micronesian 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to Micronesia from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Micronesian place such as Weno read the Wikipedia.org web page about Micronesia [1] for further details.

We recommend referring 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 can connect to the Micronesian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Micronesia

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Micronesia?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Micronesian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Micronesia?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel charger for Micronesia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Micronesians use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Micronesian trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power 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 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 Micronesia 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 Micronesia.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Micronesia?

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Micronesian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type A USB charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Micronesian 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. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Micronesian power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show 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 fully recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Micronesian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Micronesian 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the short two plug outlet blades slide into with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. 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 found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian 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 whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federated_States_of_Micronesia - Wikipedia.org web page about Micronesia
  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