How to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in Miquelon

How to connect a Miquelonnais power outlet to a Kindle Fire

Miquelonnais power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire when you are staying abroad.This page has useful instructions showing exactly how to power the Kindle Fire when travelling to Miquelon by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type E Miquelonnais wall outlet, with the Miquelonnais using a CEE 7/5 French socket for charging. When you are travelling to Miquelon from a different country check your Kindle Fire can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the Kindle Fire is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

The following page shows how to connect the Miquelonnais power outlet to your tablet. This guide assumes you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire OS update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle Fire. Go to the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Miquelon

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Miquelon?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Miquelonnais power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire then the best international travel power adapter for Miquelon to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Miquelon or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Miquelon

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Miquelon.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Miquelon. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Miquelon?

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Miquelonnais power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Miquelonnais power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire using a Miquelonnais power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes with a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Miquelonnais power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Fire display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the model of Kindle you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging cycle. For more information on charging the Kindle please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Miquelonnais power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Miquelon page on wikipedia.org
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an 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, around C$10.
  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.