Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 when visiting Scotland

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

Scottish power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. When you're visiting Scotland this page has useful instructions showing how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 using the standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Scottish using a BS 1363 13 amp plug for wall outlets. When travelling to Scotland from another country check the Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan on travelling to places like Edinburgh or Glasgow we also recommend referring to the entry about Scotland [1] for further information on the location.

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 from the Samsung Galaxy range which will connect to the Scottish power outlet.

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Scotland

Can you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Scotland?

Yes, you can connect a Samsung Galaxy S4 to a Scottish power outlet.

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Scotland is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Samsung Galaxy S4 at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Scotland

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Scotland using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Scotland. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Scotland?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Scottish power outlet

A guide showing how to power a Samsung Galaxy S4 with a Scottish power outlet with USB micro type B cable with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Scottish 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 the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You'll find the USB jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Scottish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in 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 Galaxy whilst charging it will take longer to completely charge the battery.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Scottish power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - entry about Scotland
  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, estimated cost £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, around £5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.