Charging the Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Guinea-Bissau

How to connect a Bissau-Guinean power outlet to a Kindle Fire

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. When you're planning a holiday to Guinea-Bissau this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Bissau-Guinean power outlet, with the Bissau-Guineans using Europlugs for charging. You will find power will differ from country to country therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Guinea-Bissau from a different country please check the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Bissau-Guinean power outlet to the Fire. These recommendations assume you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the tablet, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Guinea-Bissau

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Guinea-Bissau?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Guinea-Bissau by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Guinea-Bissau?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire then the best travel charger for Guinea-Bissau to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Bissau-Guinean trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guinea-Bissau and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Guinea-Bissau using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Guinea-Bissau. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Guinea-Bissau?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Bissau-Guinean power outlet. The power outlet is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Bissau-Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Fire screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guinea-Bissau page on Wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing under £15.