How to Charge Your Kindle While Traveling Internationally
If you’re an avid reader about to travel, you might be wondering how to charge your Kindle while traveling internationally. The methods available to you might depend on the specific Kindle model you have, but here’s some general guidance on how to charge your Kindle in different countries.
USB Charging: Most Kindle models come with a USB charging cable that you can use to charge the device through any USB port, such as those found on charging plugs, power banks, computers, outlets, or lamps in hotel rooms.
Adapter Plugs: To use your Kindle charger in different countries, you might need plug adapters. Different countries have different types of electrical outlets, and plug adapters allow you to fit your charger into these outlets. Make sure to research the specific plug type used in the country you’re visiting and get the appropriate adapter. For example, the US, Canada and Mexico use a Type A adapter, Type C is used in most of Europe, Type G for the UK. Or you can opt for a universal adapter that works in Europe, UK, US and Canada.
Voltage Compatibility: Check the voltage range that your Kindle charger supports. In the US, the standard voltage is 120V, while in many other countries, it’s 220-240V. Most modern chargers are designed to handle a wide voltage range (110V-240V), but it’s always a good idea to check the label on your charger to ensure compatibility. If your charger isn’t compatible, you might need a voltage converter.
Wireless Charging: Select Kindle models such as the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition support wireless charging. If you have a wireless charging power bank, you can use this to charge your Kindle.
Portable Chargers: If you’re concerned about finding power outlets while traveling, you could consider carrying a portable power bank. These are especially useful if you’re going to be on the go for extended periods without access to electricity.
Load up on books: Our last piece of advice is to load up on books before you go. This way you won’t need to connect to WiFi when you want your next book. Here’s one great resource to help you get free books directly from Amazon‘s Kindle store.
If you are moving to another country, you might want to look into how to change your Kindle country of residence.
Happy traveling and enjoy your reading!