Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Malaysia

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire from a Malaysian power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

Malaysian power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country if you've never visited before. This page has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire when staying abroad.When you are travelling to Malaysia these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Malaysians will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Malaysia from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Malaysian power outlet to your Kindle Fire. This page assumes you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Fire, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire firmware update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. For more information visit the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Malaysia

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Malaysia?

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire the best international travel charger for Malaysia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Malaysian trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Malaysia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, 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 is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Malaysia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Malaysia using 3 pin type B 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Malaysia. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Malaysia?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Malaysian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire from a Malaysian power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire using the Malaysian power outlet you will need to use 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 plugging it in the Malaysian power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Malaysian 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 will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the model of Fire you are using, the strength of the power and if you are using the device during charging. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Malaysian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Malaysia
  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, £15-£20.
  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 £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.