Charging a Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Oman

Using USB micro type B cable and a Type G power adapter to power your Kindle Fire with an Omani power outlet and how to charge a Kindle Fire using a Europlug Type C USB plug.

Omani power outlet

If organizing a trip it can be helpful to know in advance if you can use your devices like mobiles and cameras when you arrive. By not knowing which power socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore needing to buy a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival which might not be compatible. Complicated standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire . These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire abroad.This step by step guide shows you exactly how to supply power to the Kindle Fire in Oman using the standard G or C type Omani 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Omanis will typically use Type G power outlets. If travelling to Oman from a different country please ensure that your Kindle Fire can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up.

These instructions show how to connect the Omani power outlet to the Kindle tablet. These instructions assume you are using the most recent version of the Fire operating system for the Kindle, however if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire software update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle Fire. For further information visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Oman

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Oman?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to an Omani power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire the best international travel charger for Oman to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Omanis use two different standards of wall outlets (types G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your model of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different countries we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Oman.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Oman. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Oman?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from an Omani power outlet

Using USB micro type B cable and a Type G power adapter to power your Kindle Fire with an Omani power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire from an Omani power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Omani power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet will show a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge, but this may take longer depending on the model of tablet you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from an Omani power outlet

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

A guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire from an Omani power outlet using Type B USB cable and a Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire from an Omani 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. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro type 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 Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge but this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle you have, the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire with an Omani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Oman 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, £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, estimated price around £10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around £10.