Charging a Kindle Fire in Ghana

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Ghanaian power outlet with USB micro Type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger and charging a Kindle Fire using a three pin Type D USB charger.

Ghanaian power outlet

Various standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire . This page was written to prepare people wanting to charge the Kindle Fire when they are travelling to Ghana.This page contains a useful guide which shows what you'll need to power the Kindle Fire when you're travelling to Ghana using their standard types G or D 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power supplies differ depending on which area you are travelling to therefore please read the Africa page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Ghana from a different region please ensure your Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you intend to visit a Ghanaian city such as Accra we recommend reading the wikipedia.org entry about Ghana [1] for more indepth information on the location.

This guide shows you how to connect the Ghanaian power outlet to your tablet. This page assumes you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the tablet, but if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire OS update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your device. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Ghana

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Ghana?

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Ghana to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Ghanaians use two different standards of wall outlets (G and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your type of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ghana

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Ghana 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 visiting Ghana.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Ghana. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Ghana?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Ghanaian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire from the Ghanaian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Ghanaian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by three vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle display will display a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer depending on the model of Fire you have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging cycle. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire with a Ghanaian power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire using the Ghanaian 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. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the Ghanaian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 3 round holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Ghana
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$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, estimated price 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, between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).