Charging a Kindle Fire when staying in Sierra Leone

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Sierra Leonean power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type G power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire using a three pinned Type D power charger.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting another country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to assist people wanting to power their Kindle Fire when they are abroad.This page contains instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to power the Kindle Fire when you're travelling to Sierra Leone using their standard Type G or D 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Sierra Leone from a different region ensure the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Kindle Fire is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging.

The following instructions show how to connect the Sierra Leonean power outlet to the Fire. These instructions assume you are using the most recent version of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle, however if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire software update to make sure you have all the latest features for your Kindle Fire. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Sierra Leone

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Sierra Leone?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire in Sierra Leone.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Sierra Leone is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Sierra Leone (types G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. Only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Sierra Leone

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 the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Sierra Leone and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Sierra Leone.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Sierra Leone. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Sierra Leone?

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Sierra Leonean power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire using the Sierra Leonean 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. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Sierra Leonean power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 rectangular holes with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector 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 Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Fire 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 the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

Using type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type D USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire from the Sierra Leonean power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type 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 Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the type of tablet you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Sierra Leone
  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, priced around £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, costing £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated cost under £25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.