Charging a Kindle Fire from a power outlet in East Timor

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire with an East Timor power outlet with USB Type B cord and a Type F Schuko power charger, charging a Kindle Fire using a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire using a two pin Type E power plug

East Timor power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire when you are travelling to East Timor.If visiting East Timor the following instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire by using the types E, C, F or I East Timor 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting East Timor from another region please check the Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the East Timor power outlet to your Kindle. This guide assumes that you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Fire, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire update which ensures you have all the latest set of features for your tablet. Visit the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in East Timor

Can the Kindle Fire be used in East Timor?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to an East Timor power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for East Timor is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of plug sockets in East Timor (E, C, F and I) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to East Timor we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for East Timor

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to East Timor using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting East Timor. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in East Timor?

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

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type C power adapter to power your Kindle Fire with an East Timor power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire using an East Timor power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Fire display will show a lightning icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the device during the recharging process. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using Type B USB cable and a Type E power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with an East Timor power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire from an East Timor power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the East Timor power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral plus a metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in 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. Switch on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full 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 Kindle whilst recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire with an East Timor power outlet with USB Type B cord and a Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire from an East Timor power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the East Timor power outlet. This sunken circular wall supply can be recognised by the two circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit and two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the East Timor power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you are charging, the strength of the power and if you are using the Kindle during recharging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from an East Timor power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about East Timor
  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, estimated cost 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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  9. 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, priced under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).