Charging a Kindle Fire when staying in Guinea

Instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire with a Guinean power outlet with USB Type B cord with a Type C Europlug power charger, powering a Kindle Fire using a double pinned Type F USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire using a two pin Type K USB plug

Guinean power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. This step by step guide will show you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire when going to Guinea by using their standard Type F, C or K 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Guinea from a different country please make sure your Kindle Fire can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you are planning on visiting a Guinean city such as Conakry refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about Guinea [1] for further details on visiting the location.

These instructions show how to connect the Guinean power outlet to your Kindle Fire. These instructions assume that you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the tablet, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire firmware update which ensures you have all the latest set of features for your device. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Guinea

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Guinea?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire in Guinea.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Guinea?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire the best international travel charger for Guinea to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of power outlets that Guineans use (F, C and K) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire at an airport or on your flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Guinea we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Guinea.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Guinea. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Guinea?

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

Using USB Type B connector and a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Guinean power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire using a 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. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply can be recognised by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the Kindle during recharging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Guinean power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a three pinned Type F USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire with a Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire from a Guinean power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Guinean power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will display a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Kindle you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Guinean power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire with a Guinean power outlet with USB Type B cord and a Type K USB charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire using a Guinean power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type K USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the 3 large holes forming an inverted triangular pattern and the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the device during the charging process. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Guinea
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - 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, £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. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated cost £15-£20.
  8. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  9. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, estimated price £5-£10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.