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

Using type B USB cord and a Type G power charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Hong Kong power outlet.

Hong Kong power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit a foreign country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Hong Kong. This page is a simple guide which shows what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Hong Kong by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz Type G Hong Kong wall outlet, with the Hongkongers using a 13 amp plug for charging. If travelling to Hong Kong from another country please ensure the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

The following page shows how to connect the Hong Kong power outlet to your Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This particular model of the Kindle tablet is identified by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide 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 update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle Fire. Go to the Amazon.com support site 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 Hong Kong

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in Hong Kong?

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

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best international travel power adapter for Hong Kong to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can 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. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters on your trip to Hong Kong or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal 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 adapters 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 with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying a multipurpose power charger like this online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Hong Kong

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Hong Kong 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 Hong Kong.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Hong Kong.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Hong Kong?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Hong Kong power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type G power charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Hong Kong power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Hong Kong 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 wall outlet. This power outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. 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 can find the USB port on the side of your Fire found to the right of the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Hong Kong 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 tablet 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 Kindle battery life lasts 8 - 9 hours. 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 charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Hong Kong power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong - Hong Kong Wikipedia 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