Charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a power outlet in The Isle of Man

How to connect a Manx power outlet to a Samsung Galaxy S4

Manx power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their Samsung Galaxy S4 abroad.If planning a trip to The Isle of Man the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Samsung Galaxy S4 by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, with the Manx using 13 amp plugs for charging. Most power supplies will change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of regions and countries. When visiting The Isle of Man from another country ensure your Samsung Galaxy S4 can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

Please refer 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 in the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Manx power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Isle of Man

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Isle of Man?

You can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Isle of Man.

What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Isle of Man?

When travelling with more than just your Samsung Galaxy S4 or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for The Isle of Man to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Samsung Galaxy S4 can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This 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 keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to The Isle of Man we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below 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 The Isle of Man

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting The Isle of Man 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 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Isle of Man. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in The Isle of Man?

Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Manx power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Manx power outlet with USB Micro Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

  1. To power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the Manx power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Manx power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three vertical holes with shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one 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'll find the USB jack on the bottom of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Manx 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.
Powering a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Manx power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Manx Wikipedia web page
  2. Samsung - Samsung Galaxy S4 instruction manual
  3. - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costing £30-£35.
  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 £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.