Charging a Kindle Fire when staying in Nigeria

A guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Nigerian power outlet using micro USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type G power adapter and how to charge a Kindle Fire using a Type D power charger.

Nigerian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to prepare people wanting to power the Kindle Fire abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your Kindle Fire when staying in Nigeria using their standard Type G or D 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Nigeria from a different country ensure that 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 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up.

These instructions show how to connect the Nigerian power outlet to your Kindle tablet. This guide assumes that you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire, but if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire software update to make sure you have all the latest set of features for your device. For more information visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Nigeria

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Nigeria?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a Nigerian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Nigeria?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire the best travel power adapter for Nigeria is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Nigerians use two different standards of wall outlets (types G and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Nigeria.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and offers almost 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 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Nigeria. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Nigeria?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Nigerian power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Nigerian power outlet using micro USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire using the Nigerian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by three vertical slots forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle you have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the Kindle during recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Nigerian power outlet

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

A guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire from a Nigerian power outlet using micro USB Type B connector and a Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire from a Nigerian 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 taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Nigerian power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Fire will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge, however this may take longer depending on the model of Fire you have, the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Nigeria
  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 (around £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, priced under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-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, priced at 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).