Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Niger

A guide showing how to charge a Kindle Fire from a Nigerien power outlet with Micro USB type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter, how to power a Kindle Fire using a Type A USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire using a three pin Type B power charger

Nigerien power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Kindle Fire . This page contains step-by-step instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire when going to Niger using the standard D, A, B, C, E or F type Nigerien 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power is different depending on which region you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Niger from another country double check the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan to visit a place like Niamey or Zinder we recommend referring to the wikipedia entry about Niger [1] for more details prior to visiting the location.

This guide shows how to connect the Nigerien power outlet to the Kindle. This page assumes you are using the most recent version of the operating system for the Kindle Fire, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire update which ensures you have all the latest features for your Kindle. For further information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Niger

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Niger?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Niger.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Niger?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire then the best international travel adapter for Niger to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are six different types of wall outlets in Niger (D, A, B, C, E and F) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Nigerien trip. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Niger.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Niger. [16] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Niger?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB micro type B connector and a Type A USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire using the Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades. Be aware that power cables used with type A plugs which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Fire you have, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Nigerien power outlet

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire from the Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two thin slots next to each other with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the longer grounded pin. Be aware power cords with type B sockets which are rated at only 125 V should not be used in Niger so we suggest checking first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Kindle tablet you are charging, the strength of the power and if you are using the Kindle during the charging process. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Nigerien power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Nigerien power outlet

A guide showing how to charge a Kindle Fire from a Nigerien power outlet with Micro USB type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire from a Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] 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 plugging it into the Nigerien power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you are charging, the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the charging process. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Nigerien power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire with a Nigerien power outlet using Type B USB cable and a Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire from a Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [11] 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 inserting it in the Nigerien power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, 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 the recharging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire with a Nigerien power outlet using Type B USB cable and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire using a Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [13] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the Nigerien power outlet. This recessed circular wall outlet (known as a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, 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 the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge a Kindle Fire from a Nigerien power outlet with USB type B cord with a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire using the Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [15] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the wall supply. This recessed round power outlet can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral, plus a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you are charging, the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging process. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Niger
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, between $5 to $10 USD (around £1 GBP / under C$30).
  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 at under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, between $5 to $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. 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).
  10. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  11. 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).
  12. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  13. 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, between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  14. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  15. 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, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under C$20).
  16. 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).