Charging the Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Cambodia

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire from a Cambodian power outlet with USB Micro type B connector with a Europlug Type C power adapter, how to power a Kindle Fire using a 3 pin Type G power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire using a two pin Type A power adapter

Cambodian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when you're going abroad.When you're staying in Cambodia this page contains useful instructions showing powering the Kindle Fire by using their standard G, A or C type Cambodian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power changes from region to region therefore we suggest reading the Asia page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Cambodia from a different country please double check the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

These instructions show how to connect the Cambodian 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 Kindle. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Cambodia

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Cambodia?

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

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire then the best travel charger for Cambodia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of wall outlets that Cambodians use (G, A and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

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 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Cambodian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage 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 on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Cambodia

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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips 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 Cambodia using 3 pinned 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 only 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 Cambodia. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Cambodia?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Cambodian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Cambodian power outlet with micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire using the Cambodian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power outlet (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes forming a triangle pattern.
  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 Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Kindle you are charging, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Cambodian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Cambodian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type A USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire from a Cambodian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral. Please be aware that power cables used with type A outlets which are rated at only 125 V shouldn't be used so we recommend checking first.
  3. Connect one 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 Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge, however 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 during the charging process. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Cambodian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Cambodian power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire using the Cambodian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] 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 Cambodian power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB 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 Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Fire screen will display a lightning bolt 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 Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Cambodian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Cambodia Wikipedia 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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 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, priced between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, priced at between $5 to $10 USD (around £1 GBP / under C$30).
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).