Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Papua New Guinea

Instructions on how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Papua New Guinea power outlet using micro USB Type B cord with a Type I USB charger.

Papua New Guinea power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.If travelling to Papua New Guinea the following useful instructions show how to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 by using the 240 volt 50Hz I Type Papua New Guinea plug outlet. Power supplies will change from country to country therefore we recommend reading the Wikiconnections travel power supplies list for a full list of destinations. When visiting Papua New Guinea from another country check that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging.

Refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further details 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 Papua New Guinea power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Papua New Guinea

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Papua New Guinea?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Papua New Guinea.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Papua New Guinea?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Papua New Guinea is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Papua New Guinea we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. 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 on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Papua New Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come 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 America visiting Papua New Guinea using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Papua New Guinea.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Papua New Guinea?

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

A step by step guide showing how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Papua New Guinea power outlet with USB Type B connector and a Type I USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Papua New Guinea power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type I USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 thin slots in an upside-down triangular shape with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Papua New Guinea 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 may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Papua New Guinea power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea - Papua New Guinea 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