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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire from a Curacaon power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type B power charger, how to recharge a Kindle Fire using a two pinned Type A power plug and how to recharge a Kindle Fire using a two pinned Type C power charger

Curacaon power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when you're in Curacao.When you're visiting Curacao these instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire using their standard types C, A or B 127 volt 50Hz power outlets. If your Kindle Fire charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Curacao from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated 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 (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the Curacaon power outlet to your Fire. These recommendations assume you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle tablet, if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire update to make sure you have the latest set of features for your tablet. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Curacao

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Curacao?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Curacao to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of plug sockets that Curacaoans use (C, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters 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 wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated 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 Curacao

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 necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Curacao.
  • 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Curacao. [10] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Curacao?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Curacaon power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire with a Curacaon power outlet by using type B USB micro cord and a Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire using a Curacaon power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet (technically known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but 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 on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Curacaon power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Curacaon power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire from the Curacaon power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 thin slots where the plug outlet blades go with a semicircle shaped hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Curacaon 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 roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Fire you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Curacaon power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

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

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire from the Curacaon power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Curacaon power outlet. The wall supply can be recognised by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Curacaon power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet display 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 but this is likely to take longer depending on the type of tablet you are charging, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Curacaon power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Curacao
  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, 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. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. 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, priced at between $5 to $10 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at around $10 USD (£10-£15 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).