Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in The United Arab Emirates

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire from a United Arab Emirates power outlet with USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type D power charger, recharging a Kindle Fire using a 3 pin Type G power charger and recharging a Kindle Fire using a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter

United Arab Emirates power outlet

If you are packing for a trip it's useful to know if you can power all your devices that you are bringing with you. However by not knowing which wall socket is used in The United Arab Emirates you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, meaning having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and cause damage to your Kindle Fire. Differing region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire when you're abroad.This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire when you're visiting The United Arab Emirates by using their standard G, C or D type United Arab Emirates 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type G power outlets will be normally used by most Emiratis. If you are visiting The United Arab Emirates from another country make sure the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan on travelling to a United Arab Emirates city like Dubai or Sharjah please refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about The United Arab Emirates [1] for more indepth information.

These instructions show how to connect the United Arab Emirates power outlet to the tablet. This page assumes that you have installed the most recent version of the Fire OS operating system for the Fire, however if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For more information go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in The United Arab Emirates

Can the Kindle Fire be used in The United Arab Emirates?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in The United Arab Emirates?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire the best international travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Emirians use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, C and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying 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 on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting The United Arab Emirates.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective 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 a more flexible 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 The United Arab Emirates. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in The United Arab Emirates?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll 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 plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes with shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the 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 United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, 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 device during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire from a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire using a United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the United Arab Emirates 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 tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the model of tablet 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 life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type D power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [8]) looks like 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about The United Arab Emirates
  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, 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, around £5.
  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, costing £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, £20-£25.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost £10-£15.