How to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in Namibia

A page on how to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Namibian power outlet with micro USB Type B connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire using a Type M power charger.

Namibian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire in Namibia. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when you're going abroad.When visiting Namibia the following instructions show powering your Kindle Fire using their Type D or M 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Namibia from another region please make sure that the Kindle Fire can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

The following page shows how to connect the Namibian power outlet to your Fire. This guide assumes you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire software update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Namibia

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Namibia?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Namibian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Namibia?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Namibia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Namibia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Namibia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Namibia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Namibia?

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Namibian power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Type D power charger to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Namibian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire using a Namibian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type D power outlet [3]) looks like three circular holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle tablet will show a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the type of Fire you have, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Namibian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Namibian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire from the Namibian power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it into the Namibian power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Fire screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Namibian Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  4. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costing under £25.
  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, costing around £5.
  6. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  7. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, around £5.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under £15.