Charging the Kindle Fire when visiting Zimbabwe

Instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Zimbabwe power outlet using type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire using a Type D USB charger.

Zimbabwe power outlet

If you are packing for a trip to Zimbabwe it is useful to know if you can use any essential gadgets like cell phones or tablets when you're there. Without knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the Kindle Fire. Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge their Kindle Fire when staying in Zimbabwe.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire when you're visiting Zimbabwe using the Type G or D Zimbabwe 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type G power outlets will be used by a majority of Zimbabweans. If you are visiting Zimbabwe from another country make sure that the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the Zimbabwe power outlet to the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed the most recent version of the Fire operating system for the Kindle tablet, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire software update to ensure you have the latest features for your Kindle. For further information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Zimbabwe

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Zimbabwe?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Zimbabwe by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Zimbabwe to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Zimbabweans use two different standards of wall outlets (types G and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Zimbabwe trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Zimbabwe we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Zimbabwe

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Zimbabwe and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Zimbabwe using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Zimbabwe. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Zimbabwe?

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

Instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Zimbabwe power outlet using type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire from a Zimbabwe 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. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Zimbabwe power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Zimbabwe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Kindle you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Zimbabwe power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Zimbabwe power outlet

Instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire with a Zimbabwe power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type D power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire from a Zimbabwe power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Zimbabwe power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Zimbabwe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle display will show a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between approximately 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of Kindle you are charging, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Zimbabwe power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Zimbabwe
  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, between $10 to $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, costs between $5 to $10.
  6. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated cost under $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.