How to charge a Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Syria

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire with a Syrian power outlet by using micro USB Type B connector and a three pin Type E USB adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire using a double pin Type C Europlug USB plug and recharging a Kindle Fire using a 3 pinned Type L power plug

Syrian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to prevent people needing to worry if they'll be able to power the Kindle Fire when they're going to Syria.When going to Syria these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire by using the standard E, C or L type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Syria from another region check your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Syrian power outlet to your tablet. These recommendations assume you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire, however if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire software update which ensures you have the most up to date features for your device. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Syria

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Syria?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire in Syria by using a power convertor.

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire and visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Syria to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of power outlets that Syrians use (types E, C and L) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Syria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing 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 for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Syria 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Syria using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Syria. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Syria?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Type B USB cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Syrian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire from the Syrian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Syrian power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire will display a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge but this is likely to take longer depending on the type of tablet you are charging, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle whilst charging. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Syrian power outlet

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Syrian power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type E power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire from the Syrian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This circular plug outlet (called the Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes plus a single metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the type of Kindle tablet you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Syrian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Syrian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using Type B USB cable with a Type L power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from a Syrian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire from the Syrian power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type L USB power adapter in the Syrian power outlet. This hexagon shaped plug outlet, technically called a Type L power outlet [8], looks like 3 adjecent holes forming a line. You'll find there are two different types of Type L plug supply, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Fire screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may take longer depending on the model of Kindle you have, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Syrian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Syria Wikipedia web 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, priced around £10.
  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. 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, under £10.
  8. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, priced £25-£30.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around £10.