Charging the Kindle Fire when visiting Tunisia

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Tunisian power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire using a two pin Type E power adapter.

Tunisian power outlet

If planning a vacation it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your devices when you're there. Without knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible and cause problems with your Kindle Fire. Complicated combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. If you're visiting Tunisia these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire by using their standard E or C type Tunisian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type E plug outlets will be used by a majority of Tunisians. You will discover power supplies will vary depending on which area you are in therefore we recommend reading the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Tunisia from a different country please make sure that your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the Tunisian power outlet to the Fire. This page assumes that you have installed the most recent version of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For more information go to the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Tunisia

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Tunisia?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Tunisia?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire the best international travel adapter for Tunisia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Tunisians use two different types of power outlets (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Tunisia we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tunisia

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Tunisia using 3 pin type B 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 gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tunisia. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Tunisia?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Tunisian power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire using the Tunisian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This unearthed plug supply is identified by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro 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 Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the strength of the power and if you are using the device during charging. 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 Tunisian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Tunisian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Tunisian power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire from a Tunisian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. The circular power supply can be recognised by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins plus one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro 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 Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the device during charging. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Tunisian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tunisia Wikipedia page
  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, estimated price 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, estimated price £5-£10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.