How to charge a Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Iraq

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire from an Iraqi power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger, charging a Kindle Fire using a Europlug Type C USB charger and how to recharge a Kindle Fire using a 3 pinned Type D power plug

Iraqi power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. When you're visiting Iraq these instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire using the standard Type G, C or D 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Iraq from another country please check your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you plan on travelling to a destination like Baghdad or Basra we also recommend referring to the wikipedia web page about Iraq [1] for further information on the location.

The following page shows you how to connect the Iraqi power outlet to the Kindle tablet. These instructions assume that you are using the most recent version of the firmware for the Kindle tablet, however if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire firmware update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Iraq

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Iraq?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Iraq?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Iraq to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of wall outlets that Iraqis use (G, C and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Iraq

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Iraq and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Iraq.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Iraq. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Iraq?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from an Iraqi power outlet

Using type B USB micro cord and a Type G power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire using an Iraqi 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. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle will show a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you have, the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst charging. For more information on charging the Fire please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from an Iraqi power outlet

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

Using USB type B cord and a 3 pinned Type C power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire using an Iraqi power outlet you will need to use 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 inserting it into the power outlet. The plug supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle will show a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you have, the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from an Iraqi power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from an Iraqi power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type D power adapter to charge your Kindle Fire from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire using an Iraqi power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer depending on the model of Kindle you have, the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging process. 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 an Iraqi power outlet

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Iraq
  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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under 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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  9. 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 (under £25 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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).