Charging a Kindle Fire when visiting The Ascension Islands

Connecting an Ascensionian Island power outlet to a Kindle Fire

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can all be daunting when planning on staying in a new country if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire in The Ascension Islands. This guide has been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when you are visiting The Ascension Islands.The following step-by-step guide shows exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire in The Ascension Islands using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, the Ascensionians will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. If you are travelling to The Ascension Islands from a different country ensure that the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Ascensionian Island power outlet to your tablet. These recommendations assume you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Fire, if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. Visit the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in The Ascension Islands

Can you use a Kindle Fire in The Ascension Islands?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in The Ascension Islands?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for The Ascension Islands 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 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Ascensionian Island trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size 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 flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable 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, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The Ascension Islands using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in The Ascension Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

Using USB micro type B cable and a three pin Type G USB charger to power a Kindle Fire with an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire using the Ascensionian Island power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning 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 may take longer depending on the model of Fire you have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The Ascension Islands country Wiki page
  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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$15).
  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 (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 between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).