Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Saudi Arabia

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire with a Saudi Arabian power outlet using type B USB micro cable and a Type G USB charger, how to power a Kindle Fire using a Type A USB plug and how to power a Kindle Fire using a 3 pin Type B USB charger

Saudi Arabian power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your Kindle Fire . When you are travelling to Saudi Arabia these instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire by using their standard G, A, B or D type Saudi Arabian 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets, you will discover a majority of Saudi Arabians will normally use Type G plugs in their wall outlets. You will discover power sockets differ depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Saudi Arabia from a different country please check that your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Saudi Arabian power outlet to your Kindle Fire. This page assumes that you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the tablet, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle Fire. Visit the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Saudi Arabia

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Saudi Arabia?

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

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Saudi Arabia?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire the best international travel charger for Saudi Arabia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Saudi Arabians use four different standards of wall outlets (types G, A, B and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters and support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual travel adapters for your Saudi Arabian trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different places we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel 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 Saudi Arabia

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 the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Saudi Arabia.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and offers practically 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 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 Saudi Arabia. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Saudi Arabia?

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire with a Saudi Arabian power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire using the Saudi Arabian 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. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three rectangular slots forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Saudi Arabian 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 roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle tablet you are charging, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type A USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire with a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire from the Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (technically called the Type A power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a charge icon which indicates that the 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 Kindle you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire using the Saudi Arabian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Saudi Arabian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two thin slots parallel to each other where the short two plug outlet blades sit with a single hole below for the slightly long ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging cycle. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Saudi Arabian power outlet using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type F USB adapter.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from the Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Saudi Arabian 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 roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle tablet you are charging, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

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  1. Wikipedia - Saudi Arabian country Wiki 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, estimated cost under £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 A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, priced at £1-£2.
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, around £15.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costing £15-£20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.