Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Afghanistan

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Afghan power outlet by using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Afghan power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page has been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their Samsung Galaxy S4 when they are visiting Afghanistan.This page has simple instructions telling you what you'll need to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're visiting Afghanistan using their standard F or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Afghanistan from another country make sure that 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 120 volts make sure 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 information on the operation of the mobile phone and visit the Galaxy page for more phones by Samsung which can connect to the Afghan power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Afghanistan

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Afghanistan?

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

What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Afghanistan?

When you are travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 the best international travel charger for Afghanistan 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 Afghanistan (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones and using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Afghanistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of 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 destinations:

  • 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 Afghanistan using type B 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as 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 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 Afghanistan.
What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Afghanistan?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Afghan power outlet

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

  1. In order to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Afghan 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. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The wall supply is recognised by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB 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 foot of the phone situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Afghan 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 phone whilst charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Afghan power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Afghan power outlet

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Afghan power outlet by using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. To charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Afghan power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Afghan power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy located underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears 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 Samsung while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Afghan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan - Afghan 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, estimated price between $10 to $15.
  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, estimated cost under $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, costs between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under $15.