Charging a Kindle Fire when visiting Bhutan

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire with a Bhutanese power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger, how to charge a Kindle Fire using a three pinned Type G power plug and powering a Kindle Fire using a Type D power adapter

Bhutanese power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to charge the Kindle Fire . This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire abroad.When you're visiting Bhutan this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire by using the G, C, D, F or M type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Bhutan from another country please check your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

These instructions show how to connect the Bhutanese power outlet to your Kindle tablet. This guide assumes you are using the most recent version of the Fire OS operating system for the tablet, but if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire software update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Bhutan

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Bhutan?

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

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Bhutan?

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire then the best travel adapter for Bhutan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Bhutanese use five different standards of wall outlets (G, C, D, F and M) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your Bhutanese trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bhutan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bhutan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Bhutan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This offers practically the same functionality as 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 Bhutan. [14] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Bhutan?

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

Using USB micro type B cable and a three pin Type G USB charger to power a Kindle Fire with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire using the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B cord 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 Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer depending on the type 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 battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire with a Bhutanese power outlet with USB micro type B cable and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire from a Bhutanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one 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 Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this may take longer depending on the model of Fire you have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using USB type B cord and a Type D power charger to charge a Kindle Fire from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire from a Bhutanese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [8], looks like three holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Fire will show a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer depending on the model of Kindle you have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Bhutanese power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Bhutanese power outlet

A guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire from a Bhutanese power outlet using USB type B cord and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire using a Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Bhutanese power outlet. The round plug outlet can be identified by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese 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 your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the type of Fire you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the device during recharging. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Bhutanese power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using USB micro type B cable and a three pin Type M USB charger to power a Kindle Fire with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire using the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [13] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 3 large round holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B cord 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 Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer depending on the type 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 battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Kindle Fire from a Bhutanese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Bhutan country Wiki 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, costs 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$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced under C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under 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, priced under C$20.
  12. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  13. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, around C$15.
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.