How to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Dominica

Learn how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Dominicand power outlet by using USB micro Type B connector and a Type G power adapter and charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 using a three pin Type D USB plug.

Dominicand power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plug types can often be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. If you are staying in Dominica these instructions show how to power your Samsung Galaxy S4 by using the Type G or D Dominicand 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Dominicansd typically use the Type G sockets in their wall outlets. You will discover that power sockets will vary depending on which area you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Dominica from another region please check that your Samsung Galaxy S4 can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your Samsung Galaxy S4 is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging.

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

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Dominica

Can the Samsung Galaxy S4 be used in Dominica?

Yes, you can use a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Dominica.

What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Dominica?

When you are travelling with more than your Samsung Galaxy S4 and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Dominica to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Dominicansd use (G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Samsung Galaxy S4 is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Dominica

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S4, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Dominica 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Dominica 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Dominica.
What is the best travel charger for a Samsung Galaxy S4 in Dominica?

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to charge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Dominicand power outlet by using USB micro Type B connector and a Type G power adapter.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Dominicand power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Dominicand power outlet. This wall outlet, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the multipurpose jack on a Samsung Galaxy S4. You can find the multipurpose jack on the foot of the Samsung Galaxy situated below the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Dominicand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Samsung Galaxy S4 display will display a charge icon with dots underneath to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. If you are using the mobile whilst charging it may take longer to completely recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pin Type D USB charger to recharge a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Dominicand power outlet.

  1. To power the Samsung Galaxy S4 using a Dominicand power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Dominicand power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 circular holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B connector 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 USB Micro connector on the base of the phone found underneath the Home button.
  4. Switch on the Dominicand 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 S4 while charging it may take longer to fully recharge the battery.
Charging a Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Dominicand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominica - Dominica page on wikipedia
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, under C$20.
  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, costs under C$10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, priced under C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.