Charging the Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Egypt

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire from an Egyptian power outlet with USB Micro type B connector with a three pinned Europlug Type C USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Egyptian power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when you're visiting abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire when travelling to Egypt using the types F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will discover a majority of Egyptians typically use Type F plugs in their wall outlets. If you are visiting Egypt 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 your Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Egyptian power outlet to the Fire. These recommendations assume you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the tablet, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your tablet. Go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Egypt

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Egypt?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Egypt.

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire then the best travel charger for Egypt to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets in Egypt (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of 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 charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Egyptian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient 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 at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

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 Egypt

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 Egypt 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Egypt. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Egypt?

Charging a Kindle Fire from an Egyptian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire from an Egyptian power outlet with USB Micro type B connector with a three pinned Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire using the Egyptian 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 Egyptian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between around 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 battery life and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire from an Egyptian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from an Egyptian power outlet

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Schuko Type F power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with an Egyptian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire using the Egyptian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The circular wall outlet, also known as a Type F power outlet [6], can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle 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 device during charging. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from an Egyptian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Egypt
  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 between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 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 (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 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).