Charging the Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Gabon

How to connect a Gabonese power outlet to a Kindle Fire

Gabonese power outlet

Different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions showing how to charge the Kindle Fire when going to Gabon by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Gabonese power outlet, with the Gabonese using Europlugs for power outlets. If you are travelling to Gabon from a different region please check the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the Gabonese power outlet to the Kindle. This page assumes that you have installed the most recent version of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire software update to ensure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For further information visit the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Gabon

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Gabon?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a Gabonese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Gabon?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire the best international travel adapter for Gabon to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your model of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Gabon

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Gabon 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 Gabon using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Gabon. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Gabon?

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

Using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire with a Gabonese power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire using the Gabonese 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 power supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Gabonese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge, 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. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Gabonese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Gabon
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).