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

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge a Kindle Fire from a Cameroonian power outlet and how to charge a Kindle Fire using a two pinned Type E power plug.

Cameroonian power outlet

Varying different voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. When you're visiting Cameroon this page has useful instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire using the standard E or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Cameroon from a different country make sure that the Kindle Fire can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your Kindle Fire is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up.

These instructions show how to connect the Cameroonian power outlet to your Fire. This page assumes you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the tablet, if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Cameroon

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Cameroon?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Cameroon by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Cameroon to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Cameroonians use two different standards of plug sockets (types E and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of 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 just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, 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 Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Cameroon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Cameroon. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Cameroon?

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

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge a Kindle Fire from a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire using a Cameroonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of tablet you are charging, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle during the charging cycle. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Cameroonian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Cameroonian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Cameroonian power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pinned Type E USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire from a Cameroonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go plus a single metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB 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 Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Fire will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet 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 Cameroonian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Cameroon Wiki 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, estimated cost 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, estimated price C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, 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, C$15-C$20.