Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Mali

Using Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power charger to charge your Kindle Fire with a Malian power outlet and how to charge a Kindle Fire using a 2 pin Type E power charger.

Malian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the Kindle Fire . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to charge the Kindle Fire when they are abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire when you're travelling to Mali by using their standard E or C type Malian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Mali from another region ensure that your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Malian power outlet to your Kindle. These recommendations assume you are using the most recent version of the OS for the Kindle Fire, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Mali

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Mali?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a Malian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Mali?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire the best international travel adapter for Mali is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets that Malians use (E and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mali 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Mali using type B American 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mali. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Mali?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Malian power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire from a Malian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire using a Malian 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 plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Malian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Malian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Malian power outlet

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire from a Malian power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire from a Malian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply, sometimes called the Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a long metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the strength of the power and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging cycle. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Malian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Malian country page on Wikipedia
  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, around £5.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, costing under £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around £10.