Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Somalia

How to connect a Somali power outlet to a Kindle Fire

Somali power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your Kindle Fire . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when you are abroad.When you are visiting Somalia these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C wall outlet, the Somalis will use a Europlug for power outlets. If you are visiting Somalia from another region check that the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Somali power outlet to your Kindle Fire. This page assumes you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the tablet, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire update which ensures you have the most up-to-date set of features for your tablet. Visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Somalia

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Somalia?

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Kindle Fire then the best travel power adapter for Somalia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Somalia

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Somalia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 North America visiting Somalia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Somalia. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Somalia?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Somali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from a Somali power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded plug supply (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) can be 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 Somali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet 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 model of Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging process. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Somali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org web page about Somalia
  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 price 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, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).