Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Afghanistan

Simple instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Afghan power outlet by using USB micro Type B connector and a Type C USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a double pin Schuko Type F power charger.

Afghan power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. These simple instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Afghanistan by using their types F or C Afghan 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Afghanistan from another region check that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect the Afghan power outlet to your Kindle Fire Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this Kindle Fire version by the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using Fire OS version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the latest features for your tablet. 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 Afghanistan

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

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

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Afghanistan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Afghans 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 much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Afghanistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Afghanistan 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Afghanistan using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Afghanistan.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Afghanistan?

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

Using USB micro type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Afghan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using an Afghan 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 by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Afghan power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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 your 7" Kindle found to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately around 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on your 7" Kindle Fire is 8 to 9 hours. 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 an Afghan power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Afghan power outlet with USB micro type B cord and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Afghan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a pair of two 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. At the side of the located next to the HDMI output you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The takes approximately under 5 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation should last 8 - 9 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Afghan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan - Afghanistan 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/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