Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Antigua

Learn how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Antiguan power outlet using type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type A USB charger and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a three pin Type B power charger.

Antiguan power outlet

If planning a trip it can often be helpful to know in advance if you can use your devices such as mobiles and tablets that you are bringing with you. Without knowing which wall socket is being used in Antigua you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival. Various standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to power their Samsung Galaxy S4 when they are abroad.This page has instructions telling you what you'll need to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're travelling to Antigua using the standard B or A type 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please be aware Type B power outlets are typically used by most Antiguans. Power supplies will change from country to country therefore we recommend reading the Wikiconnections travel power supplies list for a full list of destinations. When you are travelling to Antigua from another country double check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

We recommend referring 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 Antiguan power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Antigua

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Antigua?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to an Antiguan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Antigua is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Antiguans use two different standards of plug sockets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. By only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their flexibility 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 sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Antigua 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Antigua.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Antigua.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Antigua?

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

Learn how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Antiguan power outlet using type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Antiguan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Antiguan power outlet. This unearthed power outlet (called the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the bottom of the phone located underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen 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 recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Antiguan 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 an Antiguan power outlet

Using USB Type B cord and a Type B USB charger to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. To charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Antiguan 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. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. This plug outlet (known as the Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the long ground pin.
  3. Then connect one 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'll find the USB Micro connector on the base of the phone situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show 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 completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Antiguan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - Wikipedia.org entry about Antigua
  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