Charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in The United Arab Emirates

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a United Arab Emirates power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter, powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type G USB charger and powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type D USB adapter

United Arab Emirates power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. If planning a trip to The United Arab Emirates the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using their standard Type G, C or D 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Emiratis normally use the Type G power outlets. If you are travelling to The United Arab Emirates from a different region please check the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you're planning on taking a trip to somewhere like Dubai or Abu Dhabi please refer to the The United Arab Emirates entry on wikipedia [1] for more indepth information.

These instructions show how to connect the United Arab Emirates power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. 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 that you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation software update which makes sure you have the latest features for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation PDF manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The United Arab Emirates

Can you use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The United Arab Emirates?

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The United Arab Emirates.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The United Arab Emirates?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best travel charger for The United Arab Emirates is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three standards of plug sockets that Emiratis use (G, C and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Arab Emirates

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The United Arab Emirates 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The United Arab Emirates.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 The United Arab Emirates.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The United Arab Emirates?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Using USB micro type B cord with a three pinned Type G power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by three rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B 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 found to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes around less than 5 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is around 8 to 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

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

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type C Europlug power charger to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of your situated to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation should last 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 the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type D power adapter to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a United Arab Emirates power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a United Arab Emirates power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the United Arab Emirates power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B cord 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 found to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the United Arab Emirates power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle takes around under 5 hours to completely recharge, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is roughly 8 to 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a United Arab Emirates power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Arab_Emirates - The United Arab Emirates entry on wikipedia
  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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  10. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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