How to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in New Caledonia

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a New Caledonian power outlet by using Micro USB type B connector and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type F power charger.

New Caledonian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a new country if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been written to stop visitors worrying if they can power their Samsung Galaxy S4 when they are travelling to New Caledonia.The following useful guide shows how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when visiting New Caledonia by using the standard F or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sources will change from country to country therefore please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If visiting New Caledonia from a different country check your Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

We recommend referring 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 from the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the New Caledonian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in New Caledonia

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in New Caledonia?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a New Caledonian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in New Caledonia?

When you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel charger for New Caledonia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets that New Caledonians use (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip to New Caledonia. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a flexible power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to New Caledonia.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in New Caledonia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a New Caledonian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a New Caledonian power outlet by using Micro USB type B connector and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a New Caledonian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the New Caledonian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the base of the Samsung Galaxy S4 located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a New Caledonian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a New Caledonian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a New Caledonian power outlet by using type B USB Micro cord and a three pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the New Caledonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This recessed circular plug outlet, also called a Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the base of the phone located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a New Caledonian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Caledonia - New Caledonia Wikipedia 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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