How to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in Rwanda

Using type B micro USB connector and a Europlug Type C power charger to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Rwandan power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter.

Rwandan power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire when you're travelling abroad.The following step-by-step instructions will show exactly how to charge the Kindle Fire when going to Rwanda by using the standard types J or C Rwandan 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Rwanda from another country please ensure the Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the Kindle Fire is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you are planning to stay at a Rwandan destination like Kigali please read the Wikipedia entry about Rwanda [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Rwandan power outlet to the Kindle Fire. These recommendations assume that you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire software update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Rwanda

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Rwanda?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Rwandan power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Rwanda to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Rwanda (types J and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Rwanda or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a multipurpose power charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Rwanda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Rwanda and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Rwanda.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Rwanda. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Rwanda?

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Rwandan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire from a Rwandan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire from the Rwandan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Rwandan power outlet. The power outlet (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge however this may be longer depending on the type of Kindle you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Rwandan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Rwandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Rwandan power outlet by using Micro USB Type B connector with a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire from the Rwandan power outlet you'll need to use a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type J USB power adapter and plugging it into the Rwandan power outlet. The flattened hexagon shaped plug outlet, technically known as the Type J power outlet [6], can be recognised by the three large round holes forming a flattened triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. For further information on charging the Kindle tablet please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Rwandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Rwanda
  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, 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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  6. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  7. 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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).