How to charge a Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Paraguay

Using Micro USB type B cable and a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Paraguayan power outlet.

Paraguayan power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire abroad.This page has useful instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire when travelling to Paraguay by using their 220 volt 50Hz Type C Paraguayan plug outlet, the Paraguayans will use Europlugs for power outlets. When travelling to Paraguay from another country check your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you plan on travelling to a place like AsunciĆ³n we also recommend reading the Paraguayan Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

The following guide shows how to connect the Paraguayan power outlet to the Kindle Fire. This guide assumes that you are using the most recent version of the operating system for the Kindle, however if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire OS update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Paraguay

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Paraguay?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a Paraguayan power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Paraguay?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire then the best international travel charger for Paraguay to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. This means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Paraguay

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Paraguay 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Paraguay.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Paraguay. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Paraguay?

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Paraguayan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Paraguayan power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire using the Paraguayan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Paraguayan power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you have, the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Paraguayan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Paraguayan 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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£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, 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, estimated price around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).