How to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 when staying in The Philippines

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Filipino power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter, charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter and how to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Type B power plug

Filipino power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're visiting abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your Samsung Galaxy S4 when you're visiting The Philippines by using the standard types C, A or B Filipino 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Filipinos will typically use the Type C wall outlets. Most power supplies change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If travelling to The Philippines from another country please ensure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Samsung Galaxy S4 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

We recommend referring 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 from the Samsung Galaxy range which can connect to the Filipino power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Philippines

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in The Philippines?

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

What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Philippines?

When you are travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for The Philippines to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of power outlets in The Philippines (types C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to The Philippines. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight 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 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.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Philippines

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to The Philippines using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Philippines.
What is the best power charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Philippines?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Filipino power outlet

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

  1. To supply power to a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Filipino power outlet you will need 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 in the Filipino power outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into. Be aware power cables with type A outlets which are rated at 125 volts shouldn't be used in The Philippines so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B micro USB connector into 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 bottom of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Filipino 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 Galaxy whilst charging it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Filipino power outlet

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Filipino power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using Type B micro USB connector and a Type B power charger to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Filipino power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Filipino power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots parallel to each other where the twin blades slide into with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin. Please note that power cords used with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so we suggest checking first.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You will find the USB jack on the foot of the phone located below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Filipino 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 phone while charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Filipino power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Filipino power outlet with type B USB cord and a Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Filipino power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Filipino power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Connect one 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 bottom of the Samsung Galaxy situated underneath the Home button.
  4. Turn on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will show a charge icon with to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the Samsung Galaxy S4 while charging it will take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Filipino power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines - Wikipedia page about The Philippines
  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, estimated price £10-£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, £5-£10.
  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, under £15.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, priced £15-£20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.