How to charge your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Ethiopia

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire from an Ethiopian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter, how to recharge a Kindle Fire using a double pinned Type E USB adapter and how to charge a Kindle Fire using a double pin Type F Schuko USB adapter

Ethiopian power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to prevent visitors needing to worry if they'll be able to power the Kindle Fire when they're travelling abroad.The following useful guide shows how to power the Kindle Fire when going to Ethiopia by using the E, C, F or L type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Ethiopia from another region please ensure that the Kindle Fire can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend to visit an Ethiopian place such as Addis Ababa or Dire Dawa refer to the Ethiopia country Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to the location.

The following list of instructions show how to connect the Ethiopian power outlet to your Kindle. These recommendations assume that you have installed the most recent version of the firmware for the Fire, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire update to ensure you have the most up to date features for your device. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Ethiopia

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Ethiopia?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to an Ethiopian power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Ethiopia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of plug sockets that Ethiopians use (types E, C, F and L) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ethiopia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Ethiopia.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Ethiopia. [12] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Ethiopia?

Powering a Kindle Fire with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire from an Ethiopian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire using an Ethiopian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer depending on the type of Kindle tablet you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle whilst charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from an Ethiopian power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Type E power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire with an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire from an Ethiopian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the Ethiopian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into with a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this may be longer depending on the type of Fire you are charging, the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from an Ethiopian power outlet

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

A guide on how to power your Kindle Fire with an Ethiopian power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire from the Ethiopian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Ethiopian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle whilst recharging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from an Ethiopian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

A guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire from an Ethiopian power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type L USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire using an Ethiopian power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter in the power outlet. This hexagon shaped plug outlet, technically known as a Type L power outlet [10], can be recognised by the 3 holes forming a line for live, neutral and earth pins. Please note there are two variations of Type L wall supply rated at 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. For more information on charging the Fire please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

We endeavour to ensure that links on this page are periodically checked and correct for suitability. This website may receive commissions for purchases made through links on this page. As an Amazon Associate WikiConnections earn from qualifying purchases. For more details please read the disclaimers page.

  1. Wikipedia - Ethiopia country Wikipedia page
  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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (under £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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$10).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced at under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. 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, priced at under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  11. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$20).
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).