Charging the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Ecuador

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Ecuadorian power outlet and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type B USB charger.

Ecuadorian power outlet

Different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country if you've never been there before. These guidelines have been specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to power their Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.If planning a trip to Ecuador the following useful instructions show how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Ecuador from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

Please refer to the Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual [2] for more 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 Ecuadorian power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Ecuador

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Ecuador?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Ecuador.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel adapter for Ecuador to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Ecuadorians use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ecuador

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Ecuador using type B American 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper 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 more flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Ecuador.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Ecuador?

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

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pin Type A power adapter to recharge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Ecuadorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Ecuadorian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power 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 phone situated below the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the phone whilst charging it will take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Ecuadorian power outlet

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type B power charger to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Ecuadorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Ecuadorian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Ecuadorian power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades slide into with a hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the bottom of the phone situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will display a charging icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile whilst charging it will take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Ecuadorian power outlet

See also

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