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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire with a Belizean power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type G power charger, how to charge a Kindle Fire using a double pinned Type A USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire using a Type B power adapter

Belizean power outlet

Different voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when you're in Belize.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire when going to Belize by using their Type G, A or B Belizean 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You'll discover power changes depending on which area you are in so please read the World power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If your Kindle Fire does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Belize from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is a dual voltage device (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you are planning to visit a Belizean place such as Belize City or San Ignacio please read the Belizean country page on Wikipedia [1] for more information prior to the location.

The following page shows you how to connect the Belizean power outlet to the Kindle tablet. These instructions assume that you are using the most recent version of the operating system for the Fire, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire software update which ensures you have the most up to date features for your device. Go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Belize

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Belize?

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

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Belize?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire then the best international travel charger for Belize to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of power outlets that Belizeans use (types G, A and B) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Belizean trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Belize

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Belize and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Belize using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 a generous 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 Belize. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Belize?

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire with a Belizean power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type G power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire using the Belizean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This power outlet, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by three vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB 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. Switch on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will display a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to 100% 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 whilst charging. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Belizean power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Belizean power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type A power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire from the Belizean power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the 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 Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of tablet you have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Belizean power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Belizean power outlet

Using type B Micro USB connector with a Type B power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from a Belizean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire using a Belizean power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter in the Belizean power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 thin slots where the plug outlet blades go with a semicircular shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Belizean power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Belizean country page on Wikipedia
  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, priced under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$10-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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$5-C$10).
  6. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, around $5 USD (£1-£2 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, costing between $5 to $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$20).
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).