How to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in Sri Lanka

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Sri Lankan power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a Type G power charger, charging a Kindle Fire using a 3 pinned Type D power plug and how to recharge a Kindle Fire using a three pinned Type M USB adapter

Sri Lankan power outlet

If you are planning a trip to Sri Lanka it can often be useful to know in advance if you can charge any vital electrical devices when you're there. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you could bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop visitors worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire abroad.The following simple instructions will show you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire when visiting Sri Lanka using their G, D or M type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will find most Sri Lankans will typically use the Type G plug outlets. Most power supplies will change regionally so please read our Wiki Connections global power supplies page for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If visiting Sri Lanka from another region double check your Kindle Fire can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

The following guide shows how to connect the Sri Lankan power outlet to your tablet. These instructions assume that you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle tablet, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Sri Lanka

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Sri Lanka?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Sri Lanka to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of plug sockets that Sri Lankans use (types G, D and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sri Lanka

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Sri Lanka using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Sri Lanka. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Sri Lanka?

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Sri Lankan power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire using the Sri Lankan power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. For more information on charging the Fire please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Sri Lankan power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Sri Lankan power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire with a Sri Lankan power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Type D power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire using the Sri Lankan power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three round holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will show a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer depending on the type of tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Sri Lankan power outlet

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

Using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Sri Lankan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire using a Sri Lankan power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it into the Sri Lankan power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Sri Lankan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to full capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle whilst charging. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about Sri Lanka
  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, costs 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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. 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 (£20-£25 GBP / around C$15).
  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, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 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, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).