Charging a Kindle Fire in Swaziland

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Swazi power outlet using type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type M USB charger.

Swazi power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire abroad.If you're travelling to Swaziland these instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire by using the 230 volt 50Hz M Type Swazi wall outlet. Most power sockets will change regionally therefore please read our Wiki Connections travel power connections page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different countries. When you are visiting Swaziland from another region please check that your Kindle Fire can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Kindle Fire is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Swazi power outlet to the Kindle Fire. These instructions assume that you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire, but if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire OS update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Swaziland

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Swaziland?

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

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire then the best travel adapter for Swaziland to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Swaziland

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Swaziland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Swaziland. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Swaziland?

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Swazi power outlet

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Swazi power outlet using type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type M USB charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire using a Swazi power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 large round holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Swazi power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle display will show a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of tablet you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the device during charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Swazi power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Swaziland
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 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, 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 price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).