Charging a Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Martinique

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C power adapter to power your Kindle Fire with a Martinican power outlet, charging a Kindle Fire using a three pin Type D power plug and charging a Kindle Fire using a two pin Type E power plug

Martinican power outlet

If organizing a trip it can often be helpful to know in advance if you can use any vital devices like mobiles and laptops when you arrive. However by not knowing which power socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival. Various combinations of standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Kindle Fire . This step by step guide will show you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire when you are visiting Martinique using the standard D, C or E type Martinican 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Martiniquais will typically use Type D power outlets. If visiting Martinique from a different country please ensure 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 a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

The following guide shows you how to connect the Martinican power outlet to your tablet. This page assumes that you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle tablet, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire update which makes sure you have all the latest set of features for your device. Visit the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Martinique

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Martinique?

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

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Martinique?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire the best international travel charger for Martinique to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Martiniquais use three different standards of wall outlets (types D, C and E) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. 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 tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Martinique we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Martinique

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Martinique using type B US 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Martinique. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Martinique?

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

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C power adapter to power your Kindle Fire with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire using the Martinican power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Martinican power outlet. This unearthed plug outlet, also known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Kindle you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle whilst recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Martinican power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using Type B USB cable and a Type D power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire using the Martinican power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, technically called a Type D power outlet [6], can be identified by 3 holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge but this may be longer depending on the model of Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using Type B USB cable and a Type E power adapter to power your Kindle Fire with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire using a Martinican power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. The sunken round plug outlet, also known as the Type E power outlet [8] or CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by the two large adjacent holes and a long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge but this may be longer depending on the model of tablet you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Martinique Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. 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).
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, under $15 USD (£5-£10 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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).