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

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire from a Thai power outlet by using USB type B cable with a three pin Type A USB adapter, how to recharge a Kindle Fire using a 3 pinned Type B power plug and how to recharge a Kindle Fire using a two pinned Europlug Type C power plug

Thai power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire when you're in Thailand.If you're planning a vacation to Thailand this page has useful instructions showing how to power the Kindle Fire using their standard types B, A or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type B plug outlets will be typically used by most Thai. When travelling to Thailand from another country please double check your Kindle Fire can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Kindle Fire is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Thai power outlet to your Kindle. These recommendations assume you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire firmware update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Thailand

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Thailand?

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

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

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Thailand is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of plug sockets that Thai use (B, A and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip to Thailand or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated here 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 Thailand

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Thailand using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico 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 1 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Thailand. [10] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Thailand?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Thai power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire from the Thai power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the Thai power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire will display a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge but 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 Kindle whilst charging. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Thai power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Thai power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type B power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Thai power outlet.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire from a Thai power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircular hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent 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 device during the charging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Thai power outlet

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

Using USB micro Type B cord and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire with a Thai power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire using a Thai power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  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 Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet display will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the model of Kindle Fire you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Thai power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Thailand
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, 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, under C$10.
  6. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, priced around C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at under C$20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.