Charging the Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Angola

How to connect an Angolan power outlet to a Kindle Fire

Angolan power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page contains instructions telling you how to supply power to the Kindle Fire when you're travelling to Angola using the 220 volt 50Hz Type C wall outlet, the Angolans will use a Europlug for power outlets. If you are visiting Angola from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Angolan power outlet to the Kindle. This guide assumes that you have installed the most recent version of the OS for the Kindle, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire firmware update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your device. Go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Angola

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Angola?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Angola by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Angola is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included heads. If your Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for charging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors 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 necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Angola and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Angola using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 Angola. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Angola?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from an Angolan power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire with an Angolan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire using the Angolan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Angolan power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Fire screen will display a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from an Angolan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Angola page on Wikipedia
  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, 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, costing between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under 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 around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).