Charging a Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Tuvalu

How to connect a Tuvaluan power outlet to a Kindle Fire

Tuvaluan power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire when they're staying in Tuvalu.This page has useful instructions telling you what you'll need to power the Kindle Fire when you're travelling to Tuvalu using their standard 220 volt 50Hz I Type wall supply. If visiting Tuvalu from a different country please ensure your Kindle Fire can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up.

The following guide shows you how to connect the Tuvaluan power outlet to the tablet. This page assumes you are using the most recent version of the operating system for the Kindle Fire, but if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire software update to ensure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Tuvalu

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Tuvalu?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Tuvaluan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Tuvalu?

If travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Tuvalu to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. 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 around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. Only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Tuvalu

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 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 Tuvalu using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Tuvalu. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Tuvalu?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Tuvaluan power outlet

Using USB Type B connector and a Type I USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire with a Tuvaluan power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire from the Tuvaluan power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type I USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall supply by the 3 thin slots forming an upside-down triangular pattern with the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Tuvaluan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge, however 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. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Tuvaluan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tuvaluan Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, under £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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost £10-£15.