How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in Israel

Instructions showing you how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Israeli power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type M power charger, powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type H power plug

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Various region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the Samsung Galaxy S4 when going abroad.This useful guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're travelling to Israel by using the standard types M, C or H Israeli 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type H plug outlets are used by most Israelis. When you are visiting Israel from a different country check your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 220v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

Please 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 by Samsung which will connect to the Israeli power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Israel

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Israel?

You can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to an Israeli power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Israel to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Israelis use three different types of plug sockets (M, C and H) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters on your trip to Israel or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Israel and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Israel using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Israel. [10]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Israel?

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Israeli power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Israeli power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Israeli power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into. Type C electrical sockets in Israel might not be as common, however the ungrounded Type C plug will also fit in Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the USB Micro connector on the base of the Samsung found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Israeli power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 with an Israeli power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type H USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using an Israeli power outlet you will need a Type H USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type H USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 3 slots pointing inward in a triangle configuration. The more recently manufactured type H power outlets also have rounded holes in the middle of each thin slot to allow for the round pinned Type C plugs which are used in almost 140 other countries. The most common outlets found in Israel are Type H plug sockets.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB Micro connector on the bottom of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung whilst charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type H power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Israeli power outlet

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Israeli power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type M power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using an Israeli power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration. These sockets might not be as common in Israel. These outlets are being phased out in Israel in favour of Type H power outlets and are only typically used with high wattage equipment.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the multipurpose jack on the base of the phone located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charging icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Israel - Go Israel
  2. Samsung - Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing under $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 price under $10.
  6. iec.ch - Type H power outlet
  7. Type H USB power adapter - There are three flat blades in an inverted V format on an earthed Type H USB charger, between $10 to $15.
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, costs under $15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.