Charging the Kindle Fire when planning a trip to Cape Verde

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire from a Cape Verdean power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Cape Verdean power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire when visiting Cape Verde using the Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Cape Verdeans will use the Type F power outlets. If you are travelling to Cape Verde from a different region please check that the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan to stay in a destination such as Praia we suggest reading the Cape Verdean country entry on Wikipedia [1] for more details.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Cape Verdean power outlet to your Kindle. These recommendations assume you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the tablet, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire software update to ensure you have the latest fixes for your device. For more information go to the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Cape Verde

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Cape Verde?

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Cape Verde to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Cape Verdeans use two different types of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Cape Verdean trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cape Verde 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Cape Verde.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cape Verde. [8] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Cape Verde?

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire from a Cape Verdean power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire using the Cape Verdean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded power supply is identified by the two round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one 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 Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the tablet will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. It takes between around 4 hours to 12 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the model of tablet you are using, the strength of the power and if you are using the device during charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire from a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using Micro USB Type B cord with a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire from a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire from a Cape Verdean power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Cape Verdean power outlet. This sunken circular power outlet (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to fully recharge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the type of Kindle Fire you have, the charger strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. For further information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire from a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Cape Verdean country entry on Wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing 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 under $10.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costs between $10 to $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.