Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Solomon Islands

Using USB Type B connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Solomon Islands power outlet.

Solomon Islands power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 . The following useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 when visiting Solomon Islands using their standard G or I type Solomon Islands 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to Solomon Islands from a different region please double check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

Please 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 by Samsung which can connect to the Solomon Islands power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Solomon Islands

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Solomon Islands?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Solomon Islands by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Solomon Islands?

When travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel adapter for Solomon Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Solomon Islanders use two different types of power outlets (types G and I) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Solomon Islands trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Solomon Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Solomon Islands using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Solomon Islands.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Solomon Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Solomon Islands power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G USB charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Solomon Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Solomon Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Solomon Islands power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Solomon Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Solomon Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Islands - Wikipedia.org web page about Solomon Islands
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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