How to charge your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Pakistan

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire with a Pakistani power outlet with Type B USB connector with a Type G power charger, recharging a Kindle Fire using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB plug and how to charge a Kindle Fire using a three pin Type D USB adapter

Pakistani power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire in Pakistan. This page has useful instructions showing you exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire when you're travelling to Pakistan using their G, C, D or M type Pakistani 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Pakistan from a different country ensure the Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure the Kindle Fire is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Pakistani power outlet to the Kindle. This guide assumes you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle tablet, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your tablet. Visit the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Pakistan

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Pakistan?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire in Pakistan by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Pakistan?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire then the best travel charger for Pakistan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of plug sockets that Pakistanis use (types G, C, D and M) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Pakistan

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Pakistan and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Pakistan using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Pakistan. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Pakistan?

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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire with a Pakistani power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire from the Pakistani power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Pakistani power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the recharging process. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Pakistani power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Pakistani power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire from the Pakistani power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug, is identified by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire will show a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Fire you have, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. For more information on charging the Kindle please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Pakistani power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire from a Pakistani power outlet with USB micro Type B cable with a Type D power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire from the Pakistani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Pakistani power outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type D power outlet [8], looks like three circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire will show a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Fire you have, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. For more information on charging the Kindle please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Pakistani power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type M USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire using a Pakistani power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the Pakistani power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle whilst charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Pakistan country Wikipedia page
  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, estimated cost £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £10-£15.
  8. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, costing £20-£25.
  10. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  11. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, estimated cost £5-£10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.