Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Madagascar

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire from a Malagasy power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type D USB charger, charging a Kindle Fire using a Europlug Type C USB plug and powering a Kindle Fire using a Type E USB plug

Malagasy power outlet

If you are planning a vacation it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge your essential electronics such as mobiles and laptops at your hotel. But by not knowing which plug socket is used you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and cause damage to your Kindle Fire. Differing standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire . This guide has been written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when they're staying in Madagascar.If you're planning a holiday to Madagascar the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire by using their standard Type D, C, E, J or K 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type D wall outlets are typically used by most Malagasy. If your Kindle Fire does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Madagascar from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Malagasy power outlet to the Kindle. This page assumes that you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the tablet, however if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your device. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Madagascar

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Madagascar?

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

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Madagascar?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire then the best travel charger for Madagascar is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Malagasy use five different types of power outlets (types D, C, E, J and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your model of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Madagascar we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Madagascar

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Madagascar.
  • 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 and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 Madagascar. [14] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Madagascar?

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

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

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from a Malagasy 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 taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle tablet you are charging, the strength of the power charger 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 charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire from a Malagasy power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type D USB charger.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire using the Malagasy power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the Malagasy power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the strength of the power 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 battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type E power charger to charge your Kindle Fire with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire using the Malagasy power outlet you will need to buy 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 Malagasy power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB Micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be 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 the recharging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type J power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Malagasy power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cord with a three pin Type J power adapter to power a Kindle Fire with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire from a Malagasy power outlet you'll need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type J USB power adapter into the wall supply. The squashed hexagon shaped plug supply (sometimes called the Type J power outlet [10]) looks like 3 large circular holes in a flattened triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect 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 Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Malagasy power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Malagasy power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire from a Malagasy power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type K power charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from a Malagasy power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [13] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 3 large holes in a triangle shape for the live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the strength of the power and if you are using the device during charging. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Malagasy power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

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  1. Wikipedia - Madagascar Wikipedia 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 (under £10 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 (£5-£10 GBP / under C$10).
  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 (£20-£25 GBP / around C$15).
  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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  11. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  12. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  13. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$15).
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).