How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Vanuatu

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Vanuatu by using the standard types G, C or I Vanuatuan 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Vanuatu from a different region check that your Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up.

We recommend referring 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 Vanuatuan power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Vanuatu

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Vanuatu?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Vanuatu to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are three different standards of power outlets in Vanuatu (types G, C and I) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Vanuatu or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Vanuatu and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Vanuatu.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Vanuatu?

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need to buy 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 in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the foot of the phone located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the foot of the phone located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanuatu - Vanuatuan 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/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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters