How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Falkland Islands

Connecting a Falkland Islands power outlet to a Samsung Galaxy S4

Falkland Islands power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 in Falkland Islands. This page has been specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when going to Falkland Islands.When you're visiting Falkland Islands the following instructions show charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 using their 240 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Falkland Islanders using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read our Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Falkland Islands from another country please ensure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan on visiting a city such as Stanley or Goose Green we suggest referring to the Wikipedia entry about Falkland Islands [1] for further information on travelling to the area.

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 by Samsung which will connect to the Falkland Islands power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Falkland Islands

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Falkland Islands?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Falkland Islands power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Falkland Islands?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Falkland Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included heads. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Falkland Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Falkland Islands using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Falkland Islands.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Falkland Islands?

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Falkland Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using type B USB cord and a Type G power charger to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Falkland Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Falkland Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung found underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Falkland Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy whilst charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Falkland Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkland_Islands - Wikipedia entry about Falkland Islands
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters