Charging the Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Jersey

How to connect a Jersey power outlet to a Kindle Fire

Jersey power outlet

When organizing a trip it's useful to know if you can power all your devices that you are bringing along. However by not knowing which wall socket is used in Jersey you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, meaning having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and cause damage to your Kindle Fire. Differing region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country if you've never visited before. This page contains a simple guide telling you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire when you are in Jersey using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Jersey power outlet, with the Channel Islanders using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. You'll discover that power sockets differ depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Europe and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Jersey from another region ensure that your Kindle Fire can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the Kindle Fire is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on staying in a place like Saint Helier or Saint Saviour please refer to the entry about Jersey [1] for more indepth information.

This guide shows how to connect the Jersey power outlet to the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed the most recent version of the Fire operating system for the Kindle, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your device. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Jersey

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Jersey?

You can use a Kindle Fire in Jersey.

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire then the best travel charger for Jersey to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your model of Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with 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 charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Jersey

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 America going to Jersey.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Jersey. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire in Jersey?

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type G power adapter to power a Kindle Fire from a Jersey power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire from a Jersey power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the wall supply. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector 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 Jersey power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. It will take between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, 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 device during the charging process. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Jersey power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - entry about Jersey
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. - 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, priced at 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, between $10 to $15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.