How to charge your Kindle Fire from a power outlet in Wales

How to connect a Welsh power outlet to a Kindle Fire

Welsh power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire in Wales. When going to Wales this page contains instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire using a standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G Welsh plug outlet, the Welsh will use BS 1363 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If travelling to Wales from another country please double check your Kindle Fire can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Kindle Fire is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Welsh power outlet to your tablet. These instructions assume that you are using the most recent version of the operating system for the Fire, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle Fire. For more information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Wales

Can you use a Kindle Fire in Wales?

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

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Wales is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your Welsh trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Wales

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Wales using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Wales. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire in Wales?

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

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type G power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire from a Welsh power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire from the Welsh power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Switch on the Welsh power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. It takes between 4 hours to 12 hours to fully 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 tablet whilst charging. Please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Welsh power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wales entry on Wikipedia.org
  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, priced at 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, under $10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20.