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

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type G power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from an Irish power outlet.

Irish power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power your Kindle Fire in Ireland. If you're going to Ireland this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Irish using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. When you are travelling to Ireland from another country please make sure that your Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the Irish power outlet to your Kindle. This page assumes you have installed the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle, if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire update to make sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Ireland

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Ireland?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Ireland by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire the best international travel power adapter for Ireland is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used 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 and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ireland

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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ireland and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Ireland using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Ireland. [6] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Ireland?

Charging a Kindle Fire from an Irish power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire with an Irish power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type G power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire from the Irish power outlet you will 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 inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 rectangular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Irish power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you are using, the charger strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire from an Irish power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Ireland
  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, estimated price 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, under C$20.