How to charge a Kindle Fire in Falkland Islands

Using type B USB cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to charge a Kindle Fire from a Falkland Islands power outlet.

Falkland Islands power outlet

Different standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to prepare people wanting to charge the Kindle Fire abroad.This step-by-step guide will show how to charge your Kindle Fire when you are in Falkland Islands by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G Falkland Islands power outlet, the Falkland Islanders will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. You'll discover that power sockets will vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Falkland Islands from a different region please make sure that your Kindle Fire can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your Kindle Fire is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.

These instructions show how to connect the Falkland Islands power outlet to your Kindle Fire. This guide assumes that you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire software update to make sure you have all the latest set of features for your device. For further information visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Falkland Islands

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Falkland Islands?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire in Falkland Islands.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Falkland Islands?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire the best international travel charger for Falkland Islands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Falkland Islands

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, however 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 can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Falkland Islands using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Falkland Islands. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Falkland Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Falkland Islands power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire from a Falkland Islands power outlet by using USB micro Type B cord and a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire using the Falkland Islands power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by the three vertical slots in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect 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. Turn on the Falkland Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to be longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you are charging, the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Falkland Islands power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Falkland Islands page on wikipedia
  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 under $15 USD (£15-£20 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, costs 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).