How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Brazil

Instructions showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Brazilian power outlet by using Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug power charger and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pin Type N USB charger.

Brazilian power outlet

Brazil uses 2 different types of voltage depending on the location - both 127 volts and 240 volts. Always ensure that you familiarise yourself with the voltage of the outlet prior to using any electrical appliance in a Brazilian power outlet. Instructions on this page assume that you understand which voltage you will be using, however the safest option is always to use a dual voltage device or appliance.

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.When you're planning a vacation to Brazil the following instructions show how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the N or C type Brazilian 60Hz wall outlets, most Brazilians typically use the Type N sockets in their wall outlets. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Brazil from a different country then check that it is compatible with a Brazilian power supply. Normally devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

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 Brazilian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Brazil

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Brazil?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Brazil.

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel charger for Brazil is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Brazil (types N and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Brazil

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 North America visiting Brazil.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Brazil.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Brazil?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Brazilian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Brazilian power outlet by using Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Brazilian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet can be recognised by two holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go. Prior to January 2010 older buildings use this power supply.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the bottom of the Samsung located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Brazilian power outlet

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Brazilian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type N USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cord with a Type N USB adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Brazilian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Brazilian power outlet you will need to buy a Type N USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type N USB power adapter and inserting it in the Brazilian power outlet. You can identify the flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet by the three large holes in a flattened triangular configuration. Since 1st January 2010 buildings will be installed using this power outlet.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show 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 completely charge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Brazilian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type N USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil - Brazil country page on wikipedia
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeN.htm - Type N power outlet
  7. Type N USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type N 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