Charging the Kindle Fire when planning a trip to French Guiana

Using micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire with a French Guianese power outlet, how to power a Kindle Fire using a 3 pin Type D power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire using a two pin Type E power charger

French Guianese power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to stop travellers worrying if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire when they're visiting abroad.When you are planning a holiday to French Guiana these useful instructions show powering the Kindle Fire by using their standard Type D, C or E 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to French Guiana from another region make sure your Kindle Fire can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a French Guianese city like Cayenne or Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni we also suggest reading the wikipedia.org web page about French Guiana [1] for more details.

The following instructions show you how to connect the French Guianese power outlet to your Kindle Fire. This page assumes that you have installed the most recent version of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle tablet, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire firmware update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle Fire. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in French Guiana

Can you use a Kindle Fire in French Guiana?

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

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire then the best travel power adapter for French Guiana is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of wall outlets that French Guianese use (D, C and E) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied 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 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to French Guiana we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below 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 French Guiana

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 three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting French Guiana.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 a more flexible 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting French Guiana. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in French Guiana?

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

Using micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire with a French Guianese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire from a French Guianese 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 plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the French Guianese power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB Micro 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 French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the tablet will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the device during charging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a French Guianese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire with a French Guianese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type D USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire with a French Guianese power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from a French Guianese power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the French Guianese power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle screen will display a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely 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 Kindle during charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a French Guianese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire with a French Guianese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type E USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire with a French Guianese power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from a French Guianese power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The circular power outlet (known as a CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [8]) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a single metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the French Guianese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely 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 Kindle during charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a French Guianese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about French Guiana
  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, £5-£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, priced at around £5.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced at under £10.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, £5-£10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost around £10.