Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Cambodia

Using type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type G USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cambodian power outlet, recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a double pinned Type A power charger and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter

Cambodian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.If staying in Cambodia the following instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using the Type G, A or C Cambodian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sources differ regionally therefore we suggest reading the Wiki Connections travel power connections page where you'll find a full list of regions. When you are travelling to Cambodia from another country double check the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

This guide shows how to connect the Cambodian power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed Fire operating system version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation software update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Cambodia

Can you use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Cambodia?

You can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Cambodian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Cambodia?

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Cambodia is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different standards of plug sockets in Cambodia (types G, A and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger online. The travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cambodia

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Cambodia using 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 travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 Cambodia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Cambodia?

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

Using type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type G USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Cambodian 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. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall supply by the 3 vertical rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your Kindle tablet situated to the right of the HDMI connector you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire takes around under 5 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The 7 inch Kindle Fire HD battery life should last roughly 8 - 9 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cambodian power outlet

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

Using micro USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type A USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Cambodian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two thin slots next to each other. Note power cords used with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your Fire situated to the right of the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes roughly under 5 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the 7" Kindle Fire HD battery life should last around 8 - 9 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cambodian power outlet

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

Using Type B USB cable and a three pinned Type C USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cambodian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Cambodian power outlet. This unearthed plug outlet, also known as the Type C power outlet [9] or Europlug, can be identified by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the 7" Kindle Fire HD found to the right of the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation should last 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodia - Wikipedia.org entry about Cambodia
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters