How to charge your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Sao Tome

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from a Sao Tome power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Sao Tome power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire abroad.When you're travelling to Sao Tome this page contains instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire using their standard types F or C Sao Tome 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover most power sockets are different regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If you are travelling to Sao Tome from a different country double check the Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

These instructions show how to connect the Sao Tome power outlet to your tablet. These instructions assume that you are using the most recent version of the operating system for the tablet, but if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire update to ensure you have the most up to date features for your tablet. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Sao Tome

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Sao Tome?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire in Sao Tome by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Sao Tome to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Sao Tomean use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire at an airport or on a flight. Because of 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 sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Sao Tome

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Sao Tome 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Sao Tome using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Sao Tome. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Sao Tome?

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

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from a Sao Tome power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire from the Sao Tome 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 inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Sao Tome power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Sao Tome power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this may be longer depending on the type of Fire you are charging, the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst 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 Sao Tome power outlet

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

Using USB Micro Type B cable and a Schuko Type F USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire from a Sao Tome power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire using a Sao Tome power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] 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 power outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet, sometimes called a Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Sao Tome power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this may be longer depending on the type of Kindle you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle whilst charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Sao Tome power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Sao Tome country 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£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, costing under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£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, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).