Charging the Kindle Fire when planning a trip to The Maldives

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire with a Maldivian power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type J power adapter, how to power a Kindle Fire using a 3 pin Type G power charger and recharging a Kindle Fire using a 3 pin Type D power charger

Maldivian power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday to Maldives it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your vital gadgets like mobile phones or cameras when you reach your hotel. By not knowing which power socket is used you could pack the wrong power charger, meaning having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your Kindle Fire. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire . These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their Kindle Fire when staying in Maldives.When you are planning a holiday to Maldives this page contains useful instructions showing powering the Kindle Fire by using their standard G, D, J, K or L type Maldivian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type G plug outlets will be normally used by a majority of Maldivians. If you are travelling to Maldives from another region make sure your Kindle Fire can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure your Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up.

These instructions show how to connect the Maldivian power outlet to the tablet. These recommendations assume you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the tablet, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in The Maldives

Can you use a Kindle Fire in The Maldives?

You can use a Kindle Fire in The Maldives by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire then the best travel charger for Maldives to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Maldivians use five different types of wall outlets (types G, D, J, K and L) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Maldivian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Maldives we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Maldives 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to The Maldives 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Maldives. [14] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Maldives?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Maldivian power outlet with micro USB type B connector with a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire using the Maldivian 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. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the tablet 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 to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Maldivian power outlet

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type D USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire using the Maldivian power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge, 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 tablet during the charging process. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Maldivian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire with a Maldivian power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type J power adapter.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from a Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type J USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type J USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The hexagon shaped wall outlet (sometimes called the Type J power outlet [8]) can be recognised by 3 large circular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Fire you are charging, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Maldivian power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire from a Maldivian power outlet with micro USB type B connector with a Type K USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire from a Maldivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type K USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the three holes forming an inverted triangular configuration and the bottom hole appearing in a semicircle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the tablet 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 to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Maldivian power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Maldivian power outlet

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire with a Maldivian power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type L power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire using the Maldivian power outlet you will need to use a Type L USB power adapter [13] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise this flattened hexagon shaped plug supply by the three round holes forming a line. Note that there are two types of Type L wall outlet rated for 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp wall outlet has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart, and the 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the tablet 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 to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the device during charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Maldivian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Maldives
  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, £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. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  9. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, estimated cost £15-£20.
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, estimated cost £5-£10.
  12. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  13. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, £5-£10.
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under £15.