Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Venezuela

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pin Type A power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Venezuelan power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

Venezuelan power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire . This guide was written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire abroad.This page has simple instructions demonstrating how to charge your Kindle Fire when travelling to Venezuela using the standard B or A type Venezuelan 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. You'll find power supplies vary depending on which country you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and South America page for a full list of regions and countries. If the Kindle Fire does not power up or charges slowly when visiting Venezuela from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your Kindle Fire is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect the Venezuelan power outlet to your Kindle. These recommendations assume you are using the most recent version of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire, if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire firmware update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your device. Go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Venezuela

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Venezuela?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Venezuela.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire the best international travel charger for Venezuela to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Venezuelans use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Venezuelan trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Venezuela

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Venezuela using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Venezuela. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Venezuela?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pin Type A power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Venezuelan power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire using the Venezuelan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in 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 Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Kindle you have, the charger strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Venezuelan power outlet

Using micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type B power charger to charge your Kindle Fire with a Venezuelan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire from a Venezuelan power outlet you'll need to buy 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 in the Venezuelan power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Venezuelan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Venezuela
  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, priced between $5 to $10 USD (around £1 GBP / under C$30).
  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 at between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around 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, priced at between $5 to $10 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).