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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Vietnamese power outlet using USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type A power adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 3 pin Type G power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type C Europlug power charger

Vietnamese power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This page contains simple instructions which shows how to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you're in Vietnam using the Type G, A or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G wall outlets are normally used by most Vietnamese. If you are visiting Vietnam from another country ensure your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts 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 being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the Vietnamese power outlet to the Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle Fire model by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that 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 Fire 2nd generation OS update to ensure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Vietnam

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Vietnamese power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Vietnam?

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Vietnam to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different types of power outlets that Vietnamese use (G, A and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual travel adapters for your Vietnamese trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Vietnam we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature 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.

Alternative travel adapter for Vietnam

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Vietnam 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 North America visiting Vietnam using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Vietnam.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Vietnam?

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

Simple instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet using USB Type B cord with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Vietnamese 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 Vietnamese power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your tablet situated to the right of the HDMI connector you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire Second Generation 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, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on the 7 inch Kindle Fire is approximately 8 - 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 the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet with USB Type B cord with a Type A USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A 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 A USB power adapter in the Vietnamese power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [7], can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your tablet situated to the right of the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device 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 during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 7 inch Kindle Fire is approximately 8 - 9 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using Type B USB Micro connector and a Type C Europlug power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Vietnamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger 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 7 inch Kindle Fire found next to the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life should last 8 to 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam - Wikipedia.org web page about Vietnam
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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