Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Peru

A step by step guide showing how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Peruvian power outlet with USB Type B connector and a Type B USB adapter, charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a double pinned Type A power charger and powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a double pinned Type C power adapter

Peruvian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their Samsung Galaxy S4 when they are staying in Peru.If you're visiting Peru the following useful instructions show powering the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the standard C, A or B type Peruvian 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please be aware that Type C power outlets will be typically used by most Peruvians. When travelling to Peru from another region make sure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you intend to stay in a tourist destination such as Lima please refer to the Peruvian Wikipedia page [1] for more details.

Refer 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 by Samsung which will connect to the Peruvian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Peru

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Peru?

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

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

If you are travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Peru is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of wall outlets in Peru (C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Peru using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Peru.
What is the best power adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Peru?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB Type B connector and a Type A USB adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Peruvian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Peruvian power outlet. This plug supply (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB Micro connector on the base of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile whilst charging it may take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Peruvian power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Peruvian power outlet with USB type B cable and a Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Peruvian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains 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 found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Peruvian power outlet

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

Using Type B USB cable and a three pinned Type C USB adapter to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Peruvian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains 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 found below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy while charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Peruvian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peru - Peruvian Wikipedia page
  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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters