Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when visiting Tuvalu

Using micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type I power adapter to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Tuvaluan power outlet.

Tuvaluan power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to power their Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying abroad.When you are travelling to Tuvalu the following useful instructions show how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz I Type Tuvaluan power supply. You'll discover that power supplies are different depending on which region you are in therefore we suggest reading the Oceania page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Tuvalu from another region ensure your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

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

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tuvalu

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tuvalu?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Tuvaluan power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel charger for Tuvalu to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Tuvalu

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tuvalu 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Tuvalu using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tuvalu.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Tuvalu?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Tuvaluan power outlet using USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type I power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Tuvaluan 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 taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power outlet, technically called the Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 Galaxy S4 found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Tuvaluan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Tuvaluan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuvalu - Tuvalu wikipedia 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