Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Guernsey

How to connect a Guernsey power outlet to a Kindle Fire

Guernsey power outlet

If you are packing for a trip it's useful to know if you'll be able to charge all your gadgets when you arrive. Without knowing which power socket to expect you may pack the wrong power charger, therefore needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible and damage the device. Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire in Guernsey. This guide has been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when staying abroad.This page contains a simple guide which shows how to supply power to the Kindle Fire when you are in Guernsey using the 230 volt 50Hz G Type Guernsey power outlet, with the Channel Islander using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. When travelling to Guernsey from a different country please make sure your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect the Guernsey power outlet to your Kindle. These recommendations assume you have installed the most recent version of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire firmware update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Guernsey

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Guernsey?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire to a Guernsey power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Guernsey to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guernsey

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Guernsey.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Guernsey. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire in Guernsey?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Guernsey power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type G power adapter to power a Kindle Fire with a Guernsey power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire from a Guernsey 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Guernsey power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the three holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Guernsey power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity but this may take longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the strength of the power and if you are using the Kindle during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Guernsey power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guernsey country entry on Wikipedia
  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, priced at C$10-C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs C$15-C$20.