Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in Lesotho

Using type B USB micro connector with a Type M power adapter to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Basotho power outlet.

Basotho power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 . These guidelines were specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when they're staying in Lesotho.When going to travel to Lesotho the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 by using their 220 volt 50Hz Type M plug supply. If you are visiting Lesotho from another country double check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you intend on travelling to a Basotho city like Maseru we suggest reading the Lesotho Wikipedia page [1] for further information.

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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Basotho power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Lesotho

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Lesotho?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Basotho power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Lesotho is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you’re not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Lesotho

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Lesotho 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Lesotho. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Lesotho?

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Basotho power outlet

Instructions on how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Basotho power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type M power adapter.

  1. To charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Basotho power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power plug adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type M USB power plug adapter and plugging it into the Basotho power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by the 3 large holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB micro cable into the mains 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 phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Basotho power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will show 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 completely recharge the battery. [AD]
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Basotho power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Lesotho Wikipedia page
  2. Samsung - Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual
  3. - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power plug 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.
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A 4-port USB wall charger is an electrical device that provides simultaneous charging for up to four USB-compatible devices. It often includes interchangeable international plug adapters for global use..