Charging the Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Argentina

Using Type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire with an Argentinean power outlet and how to power a Kindle Fire using a 3 pin Type I power adapter.

Argentinean power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. If you're travelling to Argentina these instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire by using their standard Type I or C Argentinean 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type I wall outlets are typically used by most Argentines. Most power changes regionally therefore we suggest reading the South America page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Argentina from a different country please double check the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

These instructions show how to connect the Argentinean power outlet to the tablet. These recommendations assume you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the tablet, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Argentina

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Argentina?

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

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire then the best travel charger for Argentina to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Argentines use two different types of power outlets (types I and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Argentinean trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying a multipurpose travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Argentina

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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Argentina.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality 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 a more flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Argentina. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Argentina?

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

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

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from an Argentinean 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. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Argentinean power outlet. The power outlet is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Fire you are charging, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the device during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with an Argentinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire with an Argentinean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type I USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire with an Argentinean power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from an Argentinean power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type I power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 3 thin slots in a triangle pattern with a single vertical pin at the base and the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground blades. Note that the neutral and live pins are reversed compared to Chinese and Australian plug outlets so check that your Type I power adaptor is compatible with an Argentinean power outlet.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge, however 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 tablet during the charging process. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with an Argentinean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Argentina 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, between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 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, costing between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$10).
  6. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  7. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, under $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  8. 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 (under £15 GBP / under C$20).