How to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Bolivia

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bolivian power outlet with USB micro Type B cable with a Type A power charger and how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger.

Bolivian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a foreign country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 in Bolivia. This guide has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.These step by step instructions tells you exactly how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're in Bolivia by using their C or A type 115 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Bolivia from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the Samsung Galaxy S4 is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

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 Bolivian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Bolivia

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Bolivia?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Bolivia by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best travel charger for Bolivia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Bolivians use (types C and A) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Bolivia. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Bolivia

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Bolivia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bolivia.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Bolivia?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bolivian power outlet with USB micro Type B cable with a Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bolivian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Bolivian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent slots where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the base of the Samsung Galaxy S4 located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charge 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 fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bolivian power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bolivian power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Bolivian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Bolivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug, is identified by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Bolivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy whilst charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Bolivian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolivia - Wikipedia entry about Bolivia
  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/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