How to charge a Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Kenya

Using Type B USB connector with a Type G power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from a Kenyan power outlet.

Kenyan power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Kindle Fire in Kenya. If you are travelling to Kenya these instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Kenyan power outlet, the Kenyans will use 13 amp plugs for charging. You will discover power sockets will change depending on which area you visiting therefore please read our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are visiting Kenya from a different country ensure the Kindle Fire can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Kenyan power outlet to the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed the most recent version of the firmware for the Kindle, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire software update which ensures you have the latest features for your device. For further information go to the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Kenya

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Kenya?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire in Kenya by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Kenya?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire then the best international travel charger for Kenya is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kenya

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 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 power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Kenya using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and 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 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kenya. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire in Kenya?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Kenyan power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire from a Kenyan power outlet by using USB type B cable with a three pin Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire from the Kenyan power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by three vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Kenyan 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 approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100% 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 during charging. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Kenyan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Kenya
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, under C$15.
  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, costs under C$10.
  6. 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.