Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Venezuela

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Venezuelan power outlet and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 3 pin Type B USB plug.

Venezuelan power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to help assist travellers wanting to power their Samsung Galaxy S4 when they are visiting Venezuela.This step by step guide will show you exactly what you'll need to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're travelling to Venezuela by using their standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Venezuela from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

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

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Venezuela

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Venezuela?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Venezuelan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Venezuela to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Venezuela (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Venezuelan trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Venezuela we suggest buying a versatile power adapter of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Venezuela

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Venezuela and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Venezuela using type B US 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Venezuela.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Venezuela?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Venezuelan power outlet

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Venezuelan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Venezuelan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet (known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB jack on the bottom of the Samsung located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Venezuelan 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 whilst charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Venezuelan power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

  1. If you want to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Venezuelan power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], is identified by the 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle hole below for the slightly long ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter 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 Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charge icon with 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 Venezuelan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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