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

Instructions showing how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Samoan power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type I power charger.

Samoan power outlet

When planning a vacation to Samoa it's useful to know in advance if you can power all your common devices when you get there. But without knowing which plug socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you need it. Different standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to assist visitors wanting to charge their Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.This page has instructions showing what you'll need to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 when visiting Samoa using their 230 volt 50Hz I Type Samoan wall supply. When you are visiting Samoa from a different country please ensure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend on visiting a destination like Apia refer to the Samoa entry on wikipedia.org [1] for further details prior to the area.

Refer 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 can connect to the Samoan power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Samoa

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Samoa?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Samoa.

What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Samoa?

If travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best travel adapter for Samoa to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Samoa

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Samoa using type B American 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Samoa.
What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Samoa?

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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Samoan power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Type I power adapter.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Samoan power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type I USB power adapter into the Samoan power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by three thin slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the foot of the Samsung situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 while charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Samoan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samoa - Samoa entry 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/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