Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in American Samoa

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an American Samoan power outlet by using type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter, charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a double pinned Type A power adapter and how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 2 pin Type F Schuko power adapter

American Samoan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country 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 throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 . These guidelines were specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when they're staying in American Samoa.If planning a trip to American Samoa these instructions show charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Type I, A, B or F American Samoan 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of American Samoans normally use the Type I plug outlets. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to American Samoa from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the device is dual voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning on staying somewhere such as Tafuna or Nu'uuli we recommend reading the Wikipedia.org entry about American Samoa [1] for more details prior to visiting the location.

We recommend referring to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further details on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones in the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the American Samoan power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in American Samoa

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in American Samoa?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to an American Samoan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel charger for American Samoa is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four standards of wall outlets that American Samoans use (types I, A, B and F) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your American Samoan trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for American Samoa

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] 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 adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting American Samoa 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting American Samoa.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in American Samoa?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an American Samoan power outlet

Learn how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an American Samoan power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an American Samoan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by 2 adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B 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 multipurpose jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan 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 fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an American Samoan power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an American Samoan power outlet

A guide showing you how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an American Samoan power outlet using USB micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type B power charger.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the American Samoan power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the American Samoan power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 situated below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile whilst charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an American Samoan power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an American Samoan power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type F USB adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an American Samoan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. The sunken round plug supply, also known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes for live and neutral, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the foot of the Samsung found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile whilst charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an American Samoan power outlet

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

Using type B USB micro cable and a Type I USB adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an American Samoan power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it in the American Samoan power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 thin slots in a triangular configuration with the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the base of the phone situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an American Samoan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Samoa - Wikipedia.org entry about American Samoa
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  11. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters