How to charge your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in The Isle of Man

Using USB micro Type B cable and a Type G USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from a Manx power outlet.

Manx power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been written to prepare people wanting to charge their Kindle Fire when they're abroad.When going to The Isle of Man this page contains instructions showing how to power the Kindle Fire using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Manx wall outlet, the Manx will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. Power sources differ depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different regions. If visiting The Isle of Man from a different country double check the Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Kindle Fire is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating during charging.

The following page shows you how to connect the Manx power outlet to the Kindle Fire. This guide assumes you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire software update which ensures you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. For more information go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in The Isle of Man

Can you use a Kindle Fire in The Isle of Man?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire in The Isle of Man by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in The Isle of Man?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for The Isle of Man to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Isle of Man

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Isle of Man 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to The Isle of Man.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Isle of Man. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in The Isle of Man?

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

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Manx power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire from the Manx 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. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Manx power outlet. This wall supply (technically called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB Micro cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Manx power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may take longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. For more information on charging the Fire please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Manx power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about The Isle of Man
  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 £30.
  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, costs around £5.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.