Charging the Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Nepal

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire from a Nepali power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger, how to power a Kindle Fire using a 3 pin Type D power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire using a 3 pin Type M power charger

Nepali power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire when travelling abroad.These step by step instructions shows what you'll need to charge your Kindle Fire when travelling to Nepal using the types D, C or M 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll find power will differ from region to region therefore we suggest reading the Asia page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Nepal from a different region please make sure that your Kindle Fire can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it.

These instructions show how to connect the Nepali power outlet to the Kindle. This page assumes that you have installed the most recent version of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire firmware update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. Go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Nepal

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Nepal?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Nepal by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire the best international travel adapter for Nepal is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Nepalese use three different types of power outlets (types D, C and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Nepal.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 more flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Nepal. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Nepal?

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Nepali power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire using the Nepali power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during charging. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Nepali power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from a Nepali power outlet you'll need to buy 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 into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three circular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Nepali power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type M USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire using a Nepali power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the Nepali power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type M power outlet [8]) can be recognised by 3 large circular holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Nepali power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Nepali country wikipedia 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, 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, priced at C$10-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, C$15-C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. 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, priced C$15-C$20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost C$15-C$20.