Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 when planning a trip to Paraguay

Using Micro USB Type B cord with a three pin Type C USB charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Paraguayan power outlet.

Paraguayan power outlet

Different standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 . These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you are abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions showing how to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're visiting Paraguay using the 220 volt 50Hz Type C wall outlet, the Paraguayans will use a Europlug for power outlets. If you are visiting Paraguay from another country make sure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

Refer 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 from the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Paraguayan power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Paraguay

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Paraguay?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Paraguay by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Paraguay?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 then the best travel charger for Paraguay to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Paraguayan trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Paraguay

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Paraguay using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Paraguay.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Paraguay?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Paraguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector with a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Paraguayan power outlet.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Paraguayan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Paraguayan power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy S4 situated below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 while charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Paraguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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