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

Using USB type B cable with a Type A USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from an Ecuadorian power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire using a three pin Type B USB adapter.

Ecuadorian power outlet

Different standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, 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 the Kindle Fire in Ecuador. This page was specifically written to prevent visitors needing to worry if they can power their Kindle Fire when they are travelling abroad.If going to Ecuador this page has instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire using the standard types B or A 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. Power sources will vary regionally so we recommend that you read the WikiConnections global power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If the Kindle Fire slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Ecuador from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is dual voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

This guide shows you how to connect the Ecuadorian power outlet to the Kindle. This guide assumes that you are using the most recent version of the OS for the tablet, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire firmware update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Ecuador

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Ecuador?

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire the best travel power adapter for Ecuador to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Ecuadorians use (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility 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 overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ecuador

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ecuador and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Ecuador.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Ecuador. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire in Ecuador?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from an Ecuadorian power outlet

Using type B USB connector with a Type A power charger to charge a Kindle Fire with an Ecuadorian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire from an Ecuadorian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Ecuadorian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B Micro USB 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 Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. It will take between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely 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 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 A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from an Ecuadorian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire with an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using USB Type B cable and a three pin Type B USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire from an Ecuadorian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire using an Ecuadorian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircular hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire screen will display a charging 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 have, the strength of the power charger and if you are using the device whilst charging. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire with an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Ecuador entry on wikipedia.org
  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$30.
  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 C$10-C$15.
  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, C$15-C$20.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.