Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Turkmenistan

Using type B USB micro cord with a three pin Schuko Type F power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Turkmen power outlet, charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a three pinned Type B power charger and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a double pin Type C power adapter

Turkmen power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.This simple guide tells you how to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Turkmenistan using their standard C, B or F type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting Turkmenistan from a different country please make sure that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Turkmen power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire version is recognised by the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 10.5.1 operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation software update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Turkmenistan

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Turkmen power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Turkmenistan is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different types of wall outlets in Turkmenistan (C, B and F) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkmenistan

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Turkmenistan 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 travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Turkmenistan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Turkmenistan?

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

Using USB type B cord and a Type B USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Turkmen power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically known as a Type B power outlet [3], is identified by the two slots next to each other with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the longer grounded pin. Please note power cables used with type B outlets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your 7" Kindle Fire found to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation will show a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire takes around under 5 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the 7" Kindle Fire battery life should last 8 - 9 hours. 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 Turkmen power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Turkmen power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type C USB charger to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Turkmen power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You will find the USB port on the side of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation located next to the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately around 5 hours to completely recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation lasts 8 to 9 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Turkmen power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type F USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Turkmen power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Turkmen power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Turkmen power outlet. This circular power supply can be recognised by the two circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro type B cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your 7" Kindle Fire located to the right of the HDMI output you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Turkmen power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Fire will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation should last 8 to 9 hours depending on how you use it. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Turkmen power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmenistan - Turkmen Wikipedia web 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/typeB.htm - Type B 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 B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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