Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Palau

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Palauan power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable with a three pin Type A power charger and how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type B power adapter.

Palauan power outlet

Various frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when they're staying abroad.When you're staying in Palau the following useful instructions show how to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the standard B or A type Palauan 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Palau from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your device is a dual voltage device (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

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 Palauan power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Palau

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Palau?

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

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

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel charger for Palau to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets in Palau (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Palau

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 America visiting Palau using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Palau.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Palau?

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Palauan power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable with a three pin Type A power charger.

  1. To charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Palauan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy S4 located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung while charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Palauan power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Palauan power outlet with type B USB cable with a three pinned Type B power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Palauan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Palauan power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the blades go with a single hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Palauan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Palauan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palau - Palau page 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters