How to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation when visiting Turkey

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Turkish power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a Type C USB adapter and powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a double pin Schuko Type F power charger.

Turkish power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their Kindle Fire 2nd generation when they're abroad.If you are going to Turkey the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware that Type F power outlets are typically used by a majority of Turks. When you are travelling to Turkey from another country please check your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

The following guide shows you how to connect the Turkish power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using operating system version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire 2nd generation update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Turkey

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Turkey.

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

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

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Turkish trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Turkey 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 is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Turkey.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Turkey?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Turkish power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Turkish 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. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Turkish power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the Kindle tablet located to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Turkish 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 your device is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire takes less than 5 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life is approximately 8 to 9 hours depending on how you use the tablet. 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 Turkish power outlet

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

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Turkish 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. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the 7" Kindle Fire found to the right of the HDMI jack you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes around 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation is roughly 8 to 9 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Turkish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey - Turkish 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