Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Barbuda

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type A USB adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Barbudan power outlet and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type B USB charger.

Barbudan power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop people needing to worry if they can charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.If staying in Barbuda these useful instructions show how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their types B or A 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Most power sockets change depending on which region you visiting so please read our WikiConnections global power sockets page where you'll find a full list showing regions and countries. When visiting Barbuda from another country make sure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on travelling to a Barbudan place such as St. John's please refer to the wikipedia.org web page about Barbuda [1] for further details on travelling to the location.

We recommend referring to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for further information on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones by Samsung which can connect to the Barbudan power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Barbuda

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Barbuda?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Barbudan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Barbuda?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel charger for Barbuda to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Barbudans use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Barbuda we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 Barbuda 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 North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Barbuda.
What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Barbuda?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type A USB adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Barbudan power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, technically called the Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by the 2 thin adjacent slots.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the bottom of the Samsung located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen 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.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Learn how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Barbudan power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Barbudan 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. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Barbudan power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains 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 situated below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Barbudan 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 dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Barbudan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - wikipedia.org web page about Barbuda
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters