Charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Taiwan

Learn how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Taiwanese power outlet with USB Type B cord with a three pin Type A power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

Taiwanese power outlet

If you are planning a vacation it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge your essential electronics such as mobiles and laptops at your hotel. But by not knowing which power supply is used you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, meaning having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation . This guide has been written to help assist visitors wanting to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when they are abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you're travelling to Taiwan using their standard B or A type Taiwanese 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, you'll discover a majority of Taiwanese typically use Type B power outlets. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Taiwan from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Taiwanese power outlet to your 7" Kindle Fire HD and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire can be identified by the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 10.5.1 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your tablet. Visit the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation user manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Taiwan

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

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Taiwan.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Taiwan?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best travel charger for Taiwan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Taiwanese use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these 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 changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much 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 Taiwanese 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.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - 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 foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Taiwan

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Taiwan and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Taiwan using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Taiwan.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Taiwan?

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

Learn how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Taiwanese power outlet with USB Type B cord with a three pin Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Taiwanese power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire HD will display a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is approximately 8 - 9 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Taiwanese power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Taiwanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Taiwanese power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Taiwanese power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the Taiwanese power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type B power outlet [7]) is recognised by 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on the Kindle is approximately 8 - 9 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Taiwanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan - Wikipedia web page about Taiwan
  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/typeA.htm - Type A 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 A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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