Charging a Kindle Fire when visiting Yemen

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Yemeni power outlet by using type B USB connector with a Type D USB adapter, powering a Kindle Fire using a three pin Type G USB plug and recharging a Kindle Fire using a double pinned Type A USB plug

Yemeni power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire abroad.When you're travelling to Yemen this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire by using the G, A or D type Yemeni 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Yemen from a different country make sure the Kindle Fire can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on staying in a place like Sana'a we also recommend referring to the Yemen Wikipedia web page [1] for further information on the location.

This guide shows you how to connect the Yemeni power outlet to the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire OS update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Yemen

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Yemen?

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

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Yemen?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire the best travel adapter for Yemen to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Yemenis use three different standards of plug sockets (types G, A and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Yemen

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Yemen 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 America visiting Yemen.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Yemen. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Yemen?

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

Using USB micro type B cable and a three pinned Type G USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire using the Yemeni power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Fire will show a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this may take longer depending on the model of tablet you have, the strength of the power source 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 recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Yemeni power outlet

Using USB micro type B cable and a three pinned Type A power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire using a Yemeni power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Yemeni power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin pins go. Be aware that power cords with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used in Yemen so we suggest checking prior to proceeding.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the model of tablet you are charging, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle during the charging cycle. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Yemeni power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB type B cord and a Type D power adapter to charge your Kindle Fire from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire from a Yemeni power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the Yemeni power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [8], looks like 3 holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Yemeni power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Kindle you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Yemen Wikipedia web 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, priced at £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 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, estimated cost £1-£2.
  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, costing under £15.