How to charge a Kindle Fire when visiting Reunion

Using USB micro type B connector and a Type E power charger to charge a Kindle Fire from a Reunionese power outlet.

Reunionese power outlet

Various standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their Kindle Fire when abroad.When visiting Reunion this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire by using a 220 volt 50Hz E Type Reunionese wall outlet, with the Reunionnais using a CEE 7/5 French socket for wall outlets. If travelling to Reunion from another region check that the Kindle Fire can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

This guide shows how to connect the Reunionese power outlet to your Kindle Fire. This guide assumes that you are using the most recent version of the operating system for the Kindle tablet, however if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire update to ensure you have the latest features for your device. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Reunion

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Reunion?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire in Reunion by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire then the best travel adapter for Reunion to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying a multipurpose power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Reunion using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Reunion. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Reunion?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Reunionese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire with a Reunionese power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire from the Reunionese power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Reunionese power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other and a long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will show a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer depending on the model of Fire you have, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle during the charging cycle. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Reunionese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Reunion
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. 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, £5-£10.
  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 around £10.