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

A step-by-step guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire from a Chadian power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger, powering a Kindle Fire using a three pin Type D USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire using a two pinned Type E power plug

Chadian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Kindle Fire in Chad. This page was specifically written to assist visitors wanting to charge the Kindle Fire when visiting abroad.When you're visiting Chad these instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire using their standard types D, C, E or F Chadian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies will vary from region to region therefore please read our Wikiconnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are visiting Chad from a different region please ensure that your Kindle Fire can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check the Kindle Fire is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Chadian power outlet to your Kindle tablet. This page assumes you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Fire, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire update to make sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle Fire. For further information go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Chad

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Chad?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a Chadian power outlet.

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

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire the best travel power adapter for Chad is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Chadians use four different standards of power outlets (D, C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to Chad we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Chad.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Chad. [12] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Chad?

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

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type C power adapter to charge your Kindle Fire from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire using the Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle 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 fully charge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer depending on the model of Kindle tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Chadian power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire from the Chadian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by three holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between around 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the type of tablet you have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using type B USB Micro cord and a Type E power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire from the Chadian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. The recessed circular wall supply (sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 outlet) can be identified by two large round adjacent holes plus a metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire will display a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge, but this may be longer depending on the type of Kindle tablet you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Chadian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Chadian power outlet

Using type B USB micro cord and a 3 pinned Type F power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire from a Chadian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The recessed round wall supply can be identified by the two large holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between around 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 during charging. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Chadian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Chad
  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, 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, under C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced C$15-C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  9. 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, C$15-C$20.
  10. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  11. 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, estimated cost under C$20.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.