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

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire with a Kazakhstani power outlet with USB micro type B cable and a three pin Europlug Type C power charger and powering a Kindle Fire using a Type F USB adapter.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire . This step by step guide will show how to power your Kindle Fire when you're travelling to Kazakhstan by using their Type F or C Kazakhstani 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Kazakhstan from a different country ensure that the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you intend on taking a trip to a place like Almaty we also recommend referring to the Kazakhstan country Wiki page [1] for further information on the location.

This guide shows you how to connect the Kazakhstani power outlet to the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Kazakhstan

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Kazakhstan?

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire the best travel adapter for Kazakhstan to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Kazakhstan (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Kazakhstani trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging 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 using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kazakhstan

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kazakhstan 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 going to Kazakhstan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Kazakhstan. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Kazakhstan?

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire with a Kazakhstani power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire using a Kazakhstani 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. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Kazakhstani power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 Kazakhstani 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 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, but this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B cable with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire from the Kazakhstani power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] 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 power outlet. The recessed circular wall supply, sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [6], can be identified by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to 100% capacity 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 device during recharging. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Kazakhstan country 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 under 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, C$10-C$15.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. 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, costs C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under C$20.