Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Chile

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Europlug Type C power adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Chilean power outlet and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a three pin Type L USB plug.

Chilean power outlet

If packing for a vacation to Chile it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any devices when you arrive. But, without knowing which wall socket is used you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to buy a suitable power adaptor when you need it that could be incompatible. Varying different region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. If visiting Chile this page contains useful instructions showing you how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using the L or C type Chilean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware that Type L power outlets are typically used by a majority of Chileans. If travelling to Chile from a different country make sure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

Please refer 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 Chilean power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Chile

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Chile?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Chilean power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Chile?

If travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel adapter for Chile to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets in Chile (types L and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Chile

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Chile and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 Chile.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Chile.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Chile?

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

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Europlug Type C power adapter to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Chilean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Chilean power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other 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 mains charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the base of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy whilst charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Chilean power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Chilean power outlet

Using USB micro type B connector and a 3 pinned Type L power charger to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Chilean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Chilean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type L USB power adapter in the power outlet. The flattened hexagon shaped wall supply (sometimes known as the Type L power outlet [6]) can be identified by the 3 circular adjecent holes in a line for live, neutral and ground. Please note there are two variations of Type L plug outlet rated at 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp plug outlet has 4mm round pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger 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 S4 situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display 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 L power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Chilean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile - wikipedia web page about Chile
  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/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  7. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L 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