Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Indonesia

A guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire with an Indonesian power outlet using type B USB Micro cable and a Type G USB charger, how to power a Kindle Fire using a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter

Indonesian power outlet

When packing for a trip it's useful to know if you can use your indispensable devices like cell phones or tablets when you're there. Without knowing which power socket is used you may end up either weighing yourself down with too many adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, leaving you having to borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your Kindle Fire. Complicated voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These step-by-step instructions will show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire when you're in Indonesia by using their standard G, C or F type Indonesian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll discover a majority of Indonesians typically use Type G power outlets. When travelling to Indonesia from a different country please double check the Kindle Fire can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Indonesian power outlet to your Kindle Fire. These instructions assume you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the tablet, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your device. Visit the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Indonesia

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Indonesia?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to an Indonesian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Kindle Fire then the best travel power adapter for Indonesia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Indonesians use three different types of power outlets (types G, C and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire at an 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 be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power 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 Indonesia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors 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 or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Indonesia.
  • 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 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 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Indonesia. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Indonesia?

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

Using USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type G power adapter to power a Kindle Fire with an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from an Indonesian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by three rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B connector 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 Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen 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 but this may 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 recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire from an Indonesian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire using the Indonesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Indonesian power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB 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 Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the type of Fire you are using, the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire from an Indonesian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using type B micro USB cable and a Schuko Type F power adapter to power a Kindle Fire from an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire from an Indonesian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Indonesian power outlet. The sunken circular wall outlet can be recognised by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins sit along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B connector 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 Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen 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 but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle tablet you are charging, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. 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 Indonesian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Indonesia
  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 (around £15 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, priced at between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £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, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).