Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Tonga

Instructions on how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Tongan power outlet using USB micro type B cable and a Type I USB adapter.

Tongan power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tonga. This page has step by step instructions showing exactly what you'll need to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're in Tonga by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type wall outlet. If you are visiting Tonga from a different region please check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Tongan power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tonga

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tonga?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Tongan power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tonga?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel charger for Tonga to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Tongan trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Tonga

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but 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 crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tonga 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 going to Tonga.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Tonga.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tonga?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Tongan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Tongan power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord and a 3 pin Type I USB charger.

  1. To charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Tongan 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. Start by plugging the Type I USB power adapter in the wall supply. This plug supply (sometimes known as a Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by three slots forming an upside-down triangle pattern with the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Tongan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone whilst charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Tongan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonga - Tongan 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