Charging a Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Grenada

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire with a Grenadian power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type G USB adapter.

Grenadian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire . These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire when visiting abroad.If you are visiting Grenada the following instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire by using their 230 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Grenadians using 13 amp plugs for charging. When travelling to Grenada from a different region ensure that your Kindle Fire can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

The following instructions show how to connect the Grenadian power outlet to the tablet. This page assumes that you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire update which ensures you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Grenada

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Grenada?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a Grenadian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Grenada?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Grenada is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers for your Grenadian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Grenada

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Grenada 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Grenada using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Grenada. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Grenada?

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

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire with a Grenadian power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire from a Grenadian 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 the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Grenadian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by three holes with shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Grenadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you are charging, the strength of the power and if you are using the Kindle during the charging process. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Grenadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Grenada
  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 (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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).