How to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in Gibraltar

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire with a Gibraltar power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire using a Europlug Type C power charger.

Gibraltar power outlet

Differing frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire in Gibraltar. This page has been specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their Kindle Fire abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire when staying in Gibraltar by using the standard types G or C Gibraltar 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Gibraltarians will typically use the Type G wall outlets. When you are visiting Gibraltar from a different country double check your Kindle Fire can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

The following page shows how to connect the Gibraltar power outlet to your tablet. This guide assumes you have installed the most recent version of the firmware for the tablet, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. Visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Gibraltar

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Gibraltar?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Gibraltar power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Gibraltar to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Gibraltar (types G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Gibraltar or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Gibraltar

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Gibraltar and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Gibraltar.
  • 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Gibraltar. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Gibraltar?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire with a Gibraltar power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire from the Gibraltar 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. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge however this may be longer depending on the type of tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Gibraltar power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire from a Gibraltar power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire from the Gibraltar power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Gibraltar power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you are charging, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the device during recharging. For further information on charging the Kindle tablet please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Gibraltar power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Gibraltar 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, priced at 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, 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 around £10.