Charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Kazakhstan

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Kazakhstani power outlet and how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Complicated voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation . This guide has been written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when they're travelling to Kazakhstan.If you're planning a holiday to Kazakhstan the following useful instructions show how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using their standard F or C type Kazakhstani 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which area you are visiting therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Kazakhstan from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on staying in a place like Almaty or Astana please refer to the Kazakhstani country Wiki page [1] for more indepth information.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Kazakhstani power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation firmware, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation software update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For further information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon 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 Kazakhstan

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Kazakhstani power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Kazakhstan?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Kazakhstan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Kazakhstanis use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Kazakhstani trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kazakhstan

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but for those 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 is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Kazakhstan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Kazakhstan?

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

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Kazakhstani power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded plug supply, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the tablet situated to the right of the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge but this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD battery life should last 8 to 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 and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Kazakhstani power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Kazakhstani power outlet. This recessed round plug supply can be recognised by two round holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins go and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the tablet situated to the right of the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge but this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during charging. Typically the 7" Kindle Fire battery life should last 8 to 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 and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan - Kazakhstani country Wiki 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/typeC.htm - Type C 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 C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters