How to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation when planning a trip to Brunei

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Bruneian power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pinned Type G USB charger.

Bruneian power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Brunei. This guide was written to prevent people needing to worry if they can power their Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.This page has instructions showing you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Brunei using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Bruneian power outlet, the Bruneians will use a 13 amp plug for charging. You will discover that power will change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the Asia page for a complete list of countries. If you are visiting Brunei from a different country please ensure that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overheating when charging it.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Bruneian power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This version of the Kindle can be recognised by the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you have installed firmware version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For further information go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Brunei

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

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Brunei by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best international travel power adapter for Brunei is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to Brunei we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Brunei

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Brunei and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Brunei using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Brunei.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Brunei?

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bruneian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Bruneian power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pinned Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Bruneian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Bruneian power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one 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. On the side of your tablet found next to the HDMI output you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Bruneian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD7 display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on your tablet should last around 8 - 9 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bruneian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunei - Brunei Wikipedia web page
  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