Charging the Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Papua New Guinea

How to connect a Papua New Guinea power outlet to a Kindle Fire

Papua New Guinea power outlet

Different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. If travelling to Papua New Guinea this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire using the 240 volt 50Hz Type I wall outlet. When travelling to Papua New Guinea from a different country please check the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the Papua New Guinea power outlet to the Fire. This page assumes that you have installed the most recent version of the Fire operating system for the Kindle tablet, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your device. Visit the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Papua New Guinea

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Papua New Guinea?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Papua New Guinea by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Papua New Guinea?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Kindle Fire then the best travel charger for Papua New Guinea to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Papua New Guinea

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Papua New Guinea 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Papua New Guinea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Papua New Guinea. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Papua New Guinea?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Papua New Guinea power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type I USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire with a Papua New Guinea power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire from a Papua New Guinea power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type I USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by three slots forming an upside-down triangular configuration with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Papua New Guinea power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the model of Fire you are using, the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Papua New Guinea power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Papua New Guinea
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$15).
  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 between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. 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).