Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Senegal

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire with a Senegalese power outlet using type B USB micro cable and a Type D USB charger, how to power a Kindle Fire using a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire using a double pinned Type E power adapter

Senegalese power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge their Kindle Fire when staying in Senegal.The following useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire when you're in Senegal using the types D, C, E or K 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies list for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Senegal from a different region ensure your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan on taking a trip to a Senegalese city like Dakar or Thi├Ęs read the Senegal Wiki page [1] for further details.

These instructions show how to connect the Senegalese power outlet to the tablet. These recommendations assume that you have installed the most recent version of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire, if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire software update to ensure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For further information visit the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Senegal

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Senegal?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a Senegalese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Senegal?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire the best international travel adapter for Senegal is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four standards of plug sockets in Senegal (D, C, E and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire at an airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Senegal and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Senegal using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Senegal. [12] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Senegal?

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

Using type B USB Micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to power a Kindle Fire from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from a Senegalese 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 by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply (known as a Europlug) is recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging cycle. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Senegalese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire with a Senegalese power outlet using type B USB micro cable and a Type D USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from the Senegalese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6], can be identified by the three holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire with a Senegalese power outlet using type B USB Micro cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire using the Senegalese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] 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 plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins plus a metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you are charging, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Senegalese power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cable and a Type K USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from a Senegalese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type K power outlet [10], looks like 3 large holes forming an inverted triangular configuration for the live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Kindle tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Senegalese power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Senegal Wiki 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 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, 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, between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. 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, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).