How to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Bahrain

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bahraini power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type G power charger.

Bahraini power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. When going to Bahrain the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G Bahraini plug outlet, the Bahrainis will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting Bahrain from a different country double check the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Bahraini power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this Kindle tablet by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle firmware update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation user manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Bahrain

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in Bahrain?

You can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Bahraini power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Bahrain?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Bahrain to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Bahrain

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bahrain and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Bahrain.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bahrain.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Bahrain?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bahraini power outlet

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G power charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bahraini power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Bahraini power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the 7" Kindle Fire HD Second Generation situated next to the HDMI connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bahraini power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire display will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7" Second Generation takes around 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Second Generation Kindle Fire battery life is 8 - 9 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bahraini power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain - wikipedia.org entry about Bahrain
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201009560&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=EHVRDTACVKWJ25RH - Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  6. 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
  7. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters