Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Libya

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire from a Libyan power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type D power adapter, how to power a Kindle Fire using a Type C Europlug power charger and recharging a Kindle Fire using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter

Libyan power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been specifically written to stop travellers having to worry if they can charge the Kindle Fire when staying in Libya.If planning a trip to Libya these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire by using the types D, C, F or L 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If your Kindle Fire does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Libya from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. However please be aware that Barca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha and Tobruk will use a 230 volt power outlet instead of 110 volts.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Libyan power outlet to your Kindle tablet. These recommendations assume you have installed the most recent version of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle tablet, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire update which ensures you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Libya

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Libya?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Libya.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Libya to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Libyans use four different types of power outlets (D, C, F and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire at an airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to Libya we recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Libya

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Libya and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Libya.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Libya. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Libya?

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

Using USB micro type B cord with a three pin Type C USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire using the Libyan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a lightning icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire from a Libyan power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type D power adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire using the Libyan power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by the 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity but this may be longer depending on the model of tablet you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Libyan power outlet

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire from a Libyan power outlet by using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire from a Libyan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The recessed round plug supply, also known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by two round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the model of tablet you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Libyan power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Libyan power outlet with USB Micro Type B connector and a 3 pin Type L USB charger.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire using the Libyan power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type L USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. This flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet (known as a Type L power outlet [10]) can be recognised by three round holes in a line for live, neutral and earth. Note there are two types of Type L power supply rated at 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm round pins spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Kindle tablet you have, the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

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  1. Wikipedia - Libyan entry on Wikipedia.org
  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 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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, priced 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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  11. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / around C$15).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).