Charging the Kindle Fire when visiting Cote d Ivoire

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire from an Ivorian power outlet by using USB Type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire using a Type E USB charger.

Ivorian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the Kindle Fire . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when you are abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions which shows how to supply power to the Kindle Fire when you're in Cote d Ivoire using the types E or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover power sockets will change depending on which region you are visiting therefore please read the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Cote d Ivoire from a different region please make sure your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

These instructions show how to connect the Ivorian power outlet to the Fire. This guide assumes that you have installed the most recent version of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Cote d Ivoire

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Cote d Ivoire?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Cote d Ivoire?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire the best international travel adapter for Cote d Ivoire is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Ivorians use two different types of power outlets (types E 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 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Ivorian trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different places we suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cote d Ivoire

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. 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 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 Cote d Ivoire.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 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 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 Cote d Ivoire. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Cote d Ivoire?

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

Using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire with an Ivorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire from an Ivorian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power outlet (known as a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a charge 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 is likely to be longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from an Ivorian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with an Ivorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire with an Ivorian power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Type E power adapter.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from an Ivorian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Ivorian power outlet. You can identify the power outlet by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a long metal grounding pin protruding the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Ivorian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the Kindle during charging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with an Ivorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Cote d Ivoire 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, 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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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, costing under $15 USD (£5-£10 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 around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).