How to charge your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Canada

How to connect a Canadian power outlet to a Kindle Fire

Canadian power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Kindle Fire in Canada. This guide shows what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in Canada by using a 120 volt 60Hz A Type power outlet, the Canadians will use NEMA 1-15 P ungrounded plugs for power outlets. You will find that most power supplies change from country to country so please read the Wiki Connections global power supplies page for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If your Kindle Fire does not power up or charges slowly when you are travelling to Canada from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Kindle Fire is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend on staying somewhere like Toronto we also recommend referring to the Canadian wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to the location.

These instructions show you how to connect the Canadian power outlet to the Fire. This guide assumes you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle tablet, however if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your tablet. Go to the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Canada

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Canada?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire in Canada.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire then the best international travel power adapter for Canada is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Canada

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Canada and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Canada.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Canada. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Canada?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Canadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire with a Canadian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire using a Canadian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Canadian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Canadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Fire you have, the charger strength and if you are using the device during recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Canadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Canadian wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. 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, priced between $5 to $10 USD (around £1 GBP / under C$30).
  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$10-C$15).
  6. 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).