How to charge your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in The Republic of the Congo

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Congo power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type D power charger, how to charge a Kindle Fire using a double pinned Europlug Type C power plug and charging a Kindle Fire using a Type E USB adapter

Congo power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to power the Kindle Fire in The Republic of the Congo. This page was specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge the Kindle Fire abroad.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire when going to The Republic of the Congo by using their E, C or D type Congo 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to The Republic of the Congo from another country check your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you are planning to visit a Congo place such as Kinshasa or Lubumbashi we also suggest referring to the The Republic of the Congo Wikipedia web page [1] for more information on the location.

The following page shows how to connect the Congo power outlet to the Kindle Fire. This guide assumes that you are using the most recent version of the Fire OS operating system for the tablet, but if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire OS update which makes sure you have the latest features for your tablet. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in The Republic of the Congo

Can the Kindle Fire be used in The Republic of the Congo?

You can use a Kindle Fire in The Republic of the Congo by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in The Republic of the Congo?

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for The Republic of the Congo is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Congolese use three different standards of wall outlets (E, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Republic of the Congo 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to The Republic of the Congo using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in The Republic of the Congo?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cord and a Type C power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from a Congo power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire using the Congo power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Congo power outlet. This power outlet can be recognised by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Fire you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Congo power outlet

Using Type B USB cable with a Type D USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire from a Congo power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire using a Congo power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug the Type D USB power adapter in the Congo power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 round holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Fire you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Congo power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Congo power outlet

Using type B USB cable with a Type E USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire from a Congo power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire using a Congo power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Congo power outlet. The sunken round wall outlet can be identified by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes plus a metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Fire you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Congo power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Republic of the Congo Wikipedia web page
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  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, under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, priced at under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).