Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Lebanon

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type B power adapter to power your Kindle Fire with a Lebanese power outlet, how to charge a Kindle Fire using a 3 pin Type G USB plug and how to power a Kindle Fire using a Type A USB charger

Lebanese power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire when you're going abroad.These step by step instructions shows how to supply power to your Kindle Fire when travelling to Lebanon using their standard G, A, B, C or D type Lebanese 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Lebanese will use the Type G plugs in their wall outlets. Most power changes depending on which region you are in so we suggest reading the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Lebanon from a different region ensure that your Kindle Fire can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it. If you intend on staying at a city like Beirut please refer to the Lebanon Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

These instructions show how to connect the Lebanese power outlet to the Kindle tablet. This page assumes you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire software update to ensure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Lebanon

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Lebanon?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a Lebanese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Lebanon is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five standards of wall outlets that Lebanese use (types G, A, B, C and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Lebanon

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable 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 which cover both Lebanon 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Lebanon.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Lebanon. [14] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Lebanon?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Lebanese power outlet

A guide on how to charge your Kindle Fire with a Lebanese power outlet with micro USB Type B cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire from a Lebanese 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. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular slots forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Lebanese power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B USB micro connector with a Type A power adapter to power a Kindle Fire from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire using the Lebanese power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Lebanese power outlet. The power supply (technically called the Type A power outlet [6]) can be recognised by two adjacent slots for live and neutral pins. Please be aware that power cables used with type A sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so we recommend checking prior to continuing.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Lebanese power outlet

Using type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter to power a Kindle Fire with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire from a Lebanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (called the Type B power outlet [8]) is identified by 2 slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades go with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the earthed pin. Please be aware that power cables with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used so we recommend checking prior to turning the power on.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you are charging, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Lebanese power outlet

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire from a Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [11] 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. This ungrounded wall outlet is identified by 2 round adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Kindle tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Lebanese power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using type B USB micro cable and a Type D USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from the Lebanese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [13] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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  1. Wikipedia - Lebanon 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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 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, estimated cost 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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £1 GBP / under C$30).
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, costs between $5 to $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  10. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  11. 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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  12. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  13. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$20).
  14. 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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).