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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Syrian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector with a Type E power charger, powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 3 pinned Type L USB charger

Syrian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you're visiting abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you are in Syria by using the standard Type E, C or L Syrian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Syria 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) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

The following page shows how to connect the Syrian power outlet to your Kindle Fire HD7 Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 10.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. 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 Syria

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

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

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best international travel power adapter for Syria to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different standards of power outlets in Syria (types E, C and L) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual power chargers for your trip to Syria 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. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Syria

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] 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 converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Syria 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 Syria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Syria.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Syria?

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

Using Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Syrian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Syrian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral 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. At the side of the tablet located to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Syrian 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 however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and 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 C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Syrian power outlet

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

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Syrian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Syrian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Syrian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your located to the right of the HDMI connector you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon 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 takes less than 5 hours to completely charge 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 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.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Syrian power outlet

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

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

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Syrian power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type L USB power adapter and inserting it into the Syrian power outlet. You can identify this hexagon shaped wall supply by 3 large circular adjecent holes forming a line for live, neutral and earth pins. Note that there are two different types of Type L plug outlet, one rated at 10 amps and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm pins spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm pins spaced 8mm apart.
  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'll find the USB port at the side of the tablet located to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the display 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 depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Fire 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.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Syrian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria - Syrian 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/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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  10. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L 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