Charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Indonesia

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Indonesian power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger, how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type G USB charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type C Europlug power charger

Indonesian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you're going abroad.When you're staying in Indonesia the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using their standard types G, C or F 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note Type G plug outlets are typically used by most Indonesians. If visiting Indonesia from a different country please check that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

These instructions show how to connect the Indonesian power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire can be identified by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you have installed Fire OS operating system version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. For further information visit the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Indonesia

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

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Indonesia.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Indonesia?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best travel adapter for Indonesia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Indonesians use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, C and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Indonesian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose 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 around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Indonesia

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Indonesia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a more flexible 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Indonesia.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Indonesia?

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

Using type B USB micro cable and a Type G USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Indonesian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B 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 tablet situated to the right of the HDMI connector you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the 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 battery times and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Indonesian power outlet

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

A guide showing you how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Indonesian power outlet using USB micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using an Indonesian power outlet you'll need 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 power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet is identified by 2 round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the Kindle Fire Second Generation found to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes around 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. The battery life on the 7 inch Kindle is around 8 to 9 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Indonesian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Indonesian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Indonesian power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Indonesian 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 inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Indonesian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B connector 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 found next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Indonesian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia - Wikipedia page about Indonesia
  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/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