How to charge your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Tanzania

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type G power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire with a Tanzanian power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire using a three pinned Type D USB charger.

Tanzanian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. This page has useful instructions showing you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire when going to Tanzania by using the standard G or D type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Tanzanians use Type G wall outlets. When visiting Tanzania from another country please make sure your Kindle Fire can be used with a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Tanzanian power outlet to your Fire. These recommendations assume that you have installed the most recent version of the firmware for the Kindle, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire firmware update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. For more information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Tanzania

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Tanzania?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire in Tanzania by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire then the best travel charger for Tanzania to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Tanzanians use two different standards of power outlets (G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Tanzanian trip. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tanzania

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come 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 going to Tanzania.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tanzania. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Tanzania?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B cable and a Type G USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire from a Tanzanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire using the Tanzanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Tanzanian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three vertical rectangular holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging process. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Tanzanian power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type D power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from a Tanzanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire from a Tanzanian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This plug outlet, technically called a Type D power outlet [6], looks like 3 holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B cable into the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire will show a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this may be longer depending on the type of Kindle you are using, the strength of the power source and if you are using the Kindle whilst charging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Tanzanian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tanzanian Wikipedia page
  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, around C$10.
  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, costs under C$30.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.