Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in New Caledonia

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire with a New Caledonian power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger and powering a Kindle Fire using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

New Caledonian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power their Kindle Fire when they are visiting New Caledonia.These step by step instructions shows you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire when you're in New Caledonia using the standard F or C type New Caledonian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to New Caledonia from a different country ensure your Kindle Fire can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on staying in a New Caledonian city like Nouméa or Wé we suggest reading the wikipedia entry about New Caledonia [1] for further information.

These instructions show how to connect the New Caledonian power outlet to the Kindle tablet. These instructions assume you are using the most recent version of the operating system for the Kindle Fire, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire update which ensures you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in New Caledonia

Can the Kindle Fire be used in New Caledonia?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a New Caledonian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in New Caledonia?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire then the best travel power adapter for New Caledonia is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. New Caledonians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your New Caledonian trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 North America visiting New Caledonia using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in New Caledonia?

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

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pin Type C USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire from a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire from a New Caledonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes.
  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 New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you have, the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a New Caledonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a New Caledonian power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire with a New Caledonian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire from the New Caledonian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the New Caledonian power outlet. The circular power supply, sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6], can be identified by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral, plus a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this may be longer depending on the model of tablet you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a New Caledonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about New Caledonia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £10-£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, costing £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, £15-£20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.