Charging a Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Tristan da Cunha

Using micro USB Type B cord with a Type G USB charger to power a Kindle Fire with a Tristanian power outlet.

Tristanian power outlet

Various frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire in Tristan da Cunha. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire when you're in staying in Tristan da Cunha.This step by step guide will show you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire when going to Tristan da Cunha by using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the Tristanians using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. Power supplies differ regionally therefore we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Tristan da Cunha from another region please check your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you intend on staying at a Tristanian city such as Edinburgh refer to the Tristanian country entry on wikipedia [1] for more details.

These instructions show you how to connect the Tristanian power outlet to your Kindle. This guide assumes that you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Tristan da Cunha

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Tristan da Cunha?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Tristanian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Tristan da Cunha?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your Kindle Fire the best international travel charger for Tristan da Cunha to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Tristanian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter 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 Tristan da Cunha

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Tristan da Cunha using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tristan da Cunha. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Tristan da Cunha?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Tristanian power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire with a Tristanian power outlet with USB Type B connector and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire from the Tristanian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 vertical slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Tristanian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the tablet 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 are charging, the strength of the power and if you are using the Kindle during recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Tristanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tristanian country entry on wikipedia
  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, 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, priced at £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.