Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Gambia

How to connect a Gambian power outlet to a Kindle Fire

Gambian power outlet

If packing for a trip it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge your common electronics such as mobile phones or tablets that you are bringing with you. By not knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, meaning having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you get there which might not be compatible. Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire . These instructions were specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when you are visiting abroad.When you are travelling to Gambia the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire by using a 230 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Gambians using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If you are visiting Gambia from another region please check the Kindle Fire can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up.

The following instructions show how to connect the Gambian power outlet to the tablet. This page assumes that you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Fire, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire OS update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Gambia

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Gambia?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a Gambian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Gambia?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Gambia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Gambia we recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Gambia

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 Kindle Fire, 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 necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Gambia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Gambia using type B US 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Gambia. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Gambia?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Gambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type G USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire with a Gambian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire using the Gambian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the 3 vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Gambian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Fire will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Kindle you have, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Gambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Gambian country Wiki page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - 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, £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, £10-£15.