Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Malta

Using USB micro type B connector and a Type G USB charger to power a Kindle Fire from a Maltese power outlet.

Maltese power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially if you've never visited before. This page contains simple instructions showing what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire when you are visiting Malta by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Maltese will use 13 amp plugs for charging. You'll discover power supplies will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. When visiting Malta from another country make sure the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you intend to visit a place like Birkirkara or Mosta we recommend reading the wikipedia entry about Malta [1] for further information.

These instructions show you how to connect the Maltese power outlet to your Kindle Fire. These instructions assume you have installed the most recent version of the Fire operating system for the Fire, however if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire software update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. Visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Malta

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Malta?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Maltese power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Malta?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Malta is a multiple USB port charger 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 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Malta

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Malta 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Malta using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Malta. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Malta?

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

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Maltese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire using a Maltese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Maltese power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB 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. Switch on the Maltese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Kindle you have, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Maltese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Malta
  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$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, costing under C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.