Charging your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Cyprus

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire from a Cypriot power outlet using type B USB micro connector with a Type G USB adapter.

Cypriot power outlet

If packing for a trip to Cyprus it can often be useful to know if you can use your vital devices that you are bringing along. But by not knowing which plug socket to expect you could end up either weighing your bags down with too many adaptors or pack the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger when you need to recharge which could be incompatible and damage the device. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire . This guide has been written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire abroad.This page has simple instructions telling you how to charge your Kindle Fire when staying in Cyprus by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Cypriot plug outlet, the Cypriots will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are visiting Cyprus from another country check that the Kindle Fire can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

These instructions show how to connect the Cypriot power outlet to your Kindle Fire. These instructions assume you are using the most recent version of Fire OS for the Kindle tablet, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire software update to ensure you have the most up to date set of features for your tablet. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire in Cyprus

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Cyprus?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Cyprus.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Cyprus?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire then the best travel charger for Cyprus is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using only a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Cyprus 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Cyprus. [6] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Cyprus?

Powering a Kindle Fire with a Cypriot power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire with a Cypriot power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire using the Cypriot power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The power supply (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three rectangular slots forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Cypriot power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet 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 but this may take longer depending on the type of Fire you are using, the strength of the power and if you are using the Kindle during the recharging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire with a Cypriot power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Cyprus
  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, costs under $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. 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.