How to charge a Kindle Fire in Singapore

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire from a Singapore power outlet by using USB micro Type B cord and a Type G USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire using a two pin Type C Europlug power plug and how to charge a Kindle Fire using a Type M power adapter

Singapore power outlet

If planning a trip to Singapore it can be useful to know if you can charge your common electronics like cell phones and laptop computers that you'll be bringing along. But, without knowing which wall socket is being used you could end up either weighing yourself down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to purchase a suitable charger when you're there that might be incompatible. Varying complicated standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to prepare people wanting to power the Kindle Fire abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your Kindle Fire when staying in Singapore using their standard types G, C or M 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware that Type G power outlets will be typically used by most Singaporeans. When travelling to Singapore from another region make sure that the Kindle Fire can accept a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when charging it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a destination like Singapore or Sentosa read the Visit Singapore [1] for further details.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Singapore power outlet to your tablet. This page assumes you are using the most recent version of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle, however if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Singapore

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Singapore?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire in Singapore.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire then the best international travel charger for Singapore to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of wall outlets in Singapore (types G, C and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Singapore trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Singapore

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Singapore.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Singapore. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Singapore?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire from a Singapore power outlet by using USB micro Type B cord and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire from a Singapore 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. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Singapore power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle shape. The most common sockets found in Singapore are Type G power sockets.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro type B cord 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 Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Kindle you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using USB micro Type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Kindle Fire with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire using the Singapore power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other. Type C electrical outlets in Singapore aren't as common.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro type B cord 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 Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Kindle you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Singapore power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire from a Singapore power outlet by using USB micro Type B cord and a Type M USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire from a Singapore power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the Singapore power outlet. The wall outlet (technically known as a Type M power outlet [8]) looks like 3 round holes forming a triangle shape. Type M electrical outlets in Singapore aren't as common.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cord 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 Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Fire you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Visitsingapore - Visit Singapore
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$15).
  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 under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$15).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).