Charging the Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Brazil

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Brazilian power outlet using Type B USB Micro connector and a Europlug Type C power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire using a Type N USB charger.

Brazilian power outlet

Brazil uses 2 different types of voltage depending on the location - both 127 volts and 240 volts. Always ensure that you familiarise yourself with the voltage of the outlet prior to using any electrical appliance in a Brazilian power outlet. Instructions on this page assume that you understand which voltage you will be using, however the safest option is always to use a dual voltage device or appliance.

If you are planning a vacation it's useful to know if you can use any important electrical devices such as mobile phones or cameras that you'll be bringing along with you. By not knowing which plug socket is being used you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy a suitable adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible and cause problems with your Kindle Fire. Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire when travelling abroad.When you are planning a holiday to Brazil this page contains useful instructions showing powering the Kindle Fire by using the types N or C 60Hz wall outlets, please be aware Type N plug outlets will be used by a majority of Brazilians. If your Kindle Fire slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Brazil from a different country then check that it is compatible with a Brazilian power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your device is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning on travelling to somewhere like Rio de Janeiro or Natal read the Wikipedia.org web page about Brazil [1] for further information.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Brazilian power outlet to your Kindle Fire. This page assumes that you have installed the most recent version of the OS for the Kindle, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your tablet. For more information go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Brazil

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Brazil?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Brazil by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Brazil is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Brazilians use two different types of power outlets (types N and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we suggest buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Brazil

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Brazil and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Brazil using 3 pin type B American 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Brazil. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Brazil?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Brazilian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Brazilian power outlet using Type B USB Micro connector and a Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire using the Brazilian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into. Prior to 2010 older buildings may use this power outlet.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during charging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Brazilian power outlet

How to use a Type N power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Brazilian power outlet

Using USB Type B connector with a Type N USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire with a Brazilian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire using the Brazilian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type N USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type N USB power adapter into the Brazilian power outlet. This flattened hexagon shaped plug supply (sometimes known as the Type N power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 3 large circular holes forming a flattened triangle shape. You will find that since January 2010 new buildings will use this power outlet.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type N power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Brazilian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Brazil
  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, priced at around £10.
  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 £5-£10.
  6. iec.ch - Type N power outlet
  7. Type N USB power adapter - The three 4mm rounded pins on a grounded Brazilian Type N USB charger form a flattened triangular pattern, estimated cost £5-£10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.