Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Uganda

A guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire from a Ugandan power outlet with Type B USB cable and a Type G USB charger.

Ugandan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire . If you're staying in Uganda this page has instructions showing you charging the Kindle Fire using the 240 volt 50Hz Type G Ugandan power outlet, with the Ugandans using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. You will discover that power sockets change depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a complete list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Uganda from another country make sure the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure 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 powering up.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Ugandan power outlet to your Kindle tablet. These instructions assume you are using the most recent version of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire, if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For more information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Uganda

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Uganda?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Uganda.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Uganda is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Uganda we recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Uganda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Uganda using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Uganda. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Uganda?

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Ugandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire with a Ugandan power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from the Ugandan power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by three rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Ugandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Kindle you have, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Ugandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Uganda entry on wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (around £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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).