How to charge a Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Principe

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire with a Prinicipe power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging a Kindle Fire using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Prinicipe power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire abroad.When going to Principe this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire using the standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sources will vary regionally so we recommend that you read the WikiConnections world power connections guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If you are visiting Principe from a different country ensure the Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Prinicipe power outlet to the Fire. These instructions assume that you are using the most recent version of the operating system for the Fire, but if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire firmware update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Principe

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Principe?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire in Principe by using a power convertor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Principe is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Prinicipians use (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers on your trip to Principe or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Principe

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Principe using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Principe. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Principe?

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

Using type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Prinicipe power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire from the Prinicipe power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Prinicipe power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the micro USB Type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the type of tablet you are charging, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle whilst charging. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Prinicipe power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Prinicipe power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire with a Prinicipe power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire using a Prinicipe power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet can be recognised by the two large round adjacent holes for live and neutral and two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may take longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Prinicipe power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Principe Wikipedia web 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 (around £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, priced between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. 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 under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).