Charging the Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Suriname

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Surinamese power outlet with USB Type B cord with a three pin Type C USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire using a 2 pin Type F USB charger.

Surinamese power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when you are abroad.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire when you are in Suriname using the Type F or C Surinamese 127 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Kindle Fire charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Suriname from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Surinamese power outlet to the Kindle. This page assumes that you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Fire, however if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your tablet. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Suriname

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Suriname?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Suriname.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Suriname?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Kindle Fire then the best travel adapter for Suriname is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Suriname (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different places we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

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, 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 visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Suriname.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 Suriname. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Suriname?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Surinamese power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Surinamese power outlet with USB Type B cord with a three pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire from a Surinamese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB 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 Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of tablet you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Surinamese power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire from a Surinamese power outlet with USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type F USB adapter.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire using the Surinamese power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Surinamese power outlet. This recessed round power supply can be recognised by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins go and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB 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 Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the tablet will display 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, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Kindle you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Surinamese country page on Wikipedia
  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, costs 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, priced between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced at under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).