How to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Bhutan

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type D power charger, recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type G power plug and powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Europlug Type C power plug

Bhutanese power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Bhutan. This page has been specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when going to Bhutan.This page contains a step by step guide demonstrating what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you're visiting Bhutan by using the standard types G, C, D, F or M Bhutanese 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Bhutan from a different country check your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

The following page shows how to connect the Bhutanese power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle Fire HD and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this Kindle tablet by the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed firmware version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation firmware update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your device. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Bhutan

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

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Bhutan.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Bhutan?

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Bhutan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. Bhutanese use five different types of plug sockets (G, C, D, F and M) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Bhutan

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] 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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bhutan 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Bhutan using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Bhutan.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Bhutan?

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

Using micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Bhutanese power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of the tablet located to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes around less than 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation lasts around 8 - 9 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using Type B micro USB cord and a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 2 holes next to each other.
  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. At the side of the Fire located to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 5 hours to completely charge to full capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the tablet should last approximately 8 to 9 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type D power charger.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of the Kindle Fire HD 7" Second Generation found next to the HDMI connector you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The takes around 5 hours to completely charge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the tablet should last approximately 8 to 9 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Bhutanese power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Bhutanese power outlet. The sunken round power supply (called a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [11]) can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of your tablet located to the right of the HDMI connector.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around 5 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Fire battery life lasts around 8 to 9 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

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

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type M USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Bhutanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type M USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type M power outlet [13]) looks like three large round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of the Kindle Fire HD 7" Second Generation found next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The Kindle tablet battery life lasts 8 - 9 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan - Bhutanese page on wikipedia.org
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  10. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  12. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  13. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  14. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  15. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters