How to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in India

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Indian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type M USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power plug and how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a three pinned Type D USB adapter

Indian power outlet

Differing region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge their Kindle Fire 2nd generation when they're abroad.This page contains a step by step guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation in India using their D, C or M type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type D wall outlets will be normally used by most Indians. Most power sockets will change depending on which region you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the power supplies and Asia page for a complete list of countries. If travelling to India from another country please check that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating during charging. If you are planning on taking a trip to places such as Mumbai or Delhi please read the India Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to the location.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Indian power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this Kindle tablet by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle firmware update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. Go to the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in India

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in India by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for India to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three types of plug sockets that Indians use (types D, C and M) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at an airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for India

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to India using 3 pinned type B US 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting India.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in India?

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Indian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug power charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Indian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using an Indian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the mains 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 Kindle found next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The Kindle Fire HD 7" Second Generation battery life is 8 - 9 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Indian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type D USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Indian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using an Indian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Indian power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern.
  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. You can find the USB port on the side of your 7" Kindle Fire HD Second Generation situated next to the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes around under 5 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the tablet battery life lasts around 8 to 9 hours depending on use. For more 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 an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Indian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type M USB adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Indian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the power supply. This wall supply, sometimes known as the Type M power outlet [9], looks like three holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire found to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 7" Second Generation takes around 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. The battery life on your lasts roughly 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Indian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India - India Wikipedia 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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