Charging the Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Afghanistan

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire with an Afghan power outlet using USB Type B cord with a three pinned Europlug Type C USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Afghan power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page was written to help assist visitors wanting to power their Kindle Fire abroad.When you're visiting Afghanistan these instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire by using their standard F or C type Afghan 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Afghanistan from another country make sure that the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that the Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend on taking a trip to an Afghan city like Kabul or Kandahar please read the Afghan Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Afghan power outlet to your Kindle tablet. These instructions assume you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the tablet, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Afghanistan

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Afghanistan?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Afghanistan?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire the best international travel adapter for Afghanistan is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Afghans use two different types of power outlets (types F 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 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 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 charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Afghan trip. By only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Afghanistan we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Afghanistan

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Afghanistan and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 visiting Afghanistan.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and 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 just 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 Afghanistan. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Afghanistan?

Powering a Kindle Fire with an Afghan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire with an Afghan power outlet using USB Type B cord with a three pinned Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire using the Afghan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Afghan power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Kindle tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging process. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire with an Afghan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from an Afghan power outlet

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire from an Afghan power outlet with Type B micro USB connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire from an Afghan power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  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 Afghan 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 charger strength 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.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from an Afghan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Afghan 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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 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).