How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 when visiting Argentina

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Argentinean power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger and recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type I power adapter.

Argentinean power outlet

When packing for a trip it is helpful to know in advance if you can power all your indispensable electronics that you'll be bringing along. But, without knowing which power supply to expect you are likely to bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you needing to borrow a suitable power adaptor when you need it that could be incompatible. Different voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 . These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.If you're staying in Argentina these useful instructions show how to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the standard I or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Argentineans normally use the Type I plugs in their plug outlets. If travelling to Argentina from a different region make sure the Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240v supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you plan to stay somewhere like Buenos Aires or C'rdoba please read the Wikipedia.org entry about Argentina [1] for more indepth 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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Argentinean power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Argentina

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Argentina?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Argentina?

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Argentina to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Argentina (I and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Argentina

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 North America visiting Argentina.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Argentina.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Argentina?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Argentinean power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Argentinean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply is recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect 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'll find the USB jack on the base of the Samsung Galaxy found below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Argentinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Argentinean power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Argentinean power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type I power charger.

  1. To charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 using an Argentinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type I USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and ground blades. Please be aware that the neutral and live pins are configured reversed compared to Australian and Chinese plug outlets so please check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible with an Argentinean power outlet.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the multipurpose jack on the bottom of the Samsung located below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone whilst charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Argentinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina - Wikipedia.org entry about Argentina
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  7. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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