Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in New Zealand

Simple instructions showing how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a New Zealand power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable with a three pin Type I power charger.

New Zealand power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 . This page is a useful guide demonstrating how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are visiting New Zealand by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type I power outlet, with the New Zealanders using a special AS/NZS 3112 plug for wall outlets. If you are visiting New Zealand from a different country please make sure your Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

Please refer 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 from the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the New Zealand power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in New Zealand

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in New Zealand?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a New Zealand power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in New Zealand?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel adapter for New Zealand to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for New Zealand

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting New Zealand.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 New Zealand.
What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in New Zealand?

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

Learn how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a New Zealand power outlet with USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type I power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the New Zealand power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type I power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the base of the phone situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the New Zealand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a New Zealand power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand - New Zealand 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