Charging the Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Peru

Instructions showing you how to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Peruvian power outlet using USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type B power adapter, how to charge a Kindle Fire using a 2 pin Type A power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire using a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter

Peruvian power outlet

If packing for a trip to Peru it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your common electronics that you'll be bringing along with you. However, by not knowing which wall socket is being used in Peru you may pack the wrong power charger, meaning having to buy a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your Kindle Fire. Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your Kindle Fire . This guide has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire when staying in Peru.If you're visiting Peru this page has instructions showing you charging the Kindle Fire by using their standard Type C, A or B 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you will discover a majority of Peruvians normally use the Type C power outlets. You'll discover power sockets change depending on which region you are visiting therefore please read the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Peru from a different region ensure your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan on staying somewhere like Lima read the Peru Wikipedia page [1] for further details.

This guide shows how to connect the Peruvian power outlet to the tablet. These recommendations assume you are using the most recent version of the OS for the Kindle Fire, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire OS update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Visit the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Peru

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Peru?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Peru by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Peru?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire the best international travel adapter for Peru is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Peruvians use three different types of power outlets (types C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

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 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 Peru

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 supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Peru 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 Peru.
  • 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 Peru. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Peru?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Peruvian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Peruvian power outlet using USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire from a Peruvian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots where the plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Peruvian power outlet

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

Instructions showing you how to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Peruvian power outlet using USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire using the Peruvian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be recognised by 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the short two plug outlet blades slide into with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Peruvian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Micro USB Type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire using the Peruvian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Peruvian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the strength of the power and if you are using the device during charging. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Peru 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 (£1-£2 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$10).
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, around $10 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, estimated price around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).