How to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in El Salvador

Using type B USB cord and a Type A power charger to power your Kindle Fire from a Salvadoranf power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Salvadoranf power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when you're going abroad.When visiting El Salvador the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire using their B or A type 115 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Kindle Fire slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting El Salvador from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Salvadoranf power outlet to the Kindle tablet. These recommendations assume that you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle tablet, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire software update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in El Salvador

Can the Kindle Fire be used in El Salvador?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for El Salvador is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in El Salvador (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to El Salvador or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for El Salvador

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both El Salvador 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting El Salvador.
  • 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting El Salvador. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in El Salvador?

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

Using type B USB cord and a Type A power charger to power your Kindle Fire from a Salvadoranf power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire from the Salvadoranf power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Salvadoranf power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you are charging, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the device during recharging. For further information on charging the Kindle please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire with a Salvadoranf power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire from the Salvadoranf power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge however this may be longer depending on the type of Fire you have, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - El Salvador country 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, around $5 USD (around £1 GBP / C$25-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, estimated cost between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under 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, costing between $5 to $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 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).