Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Guinea-Bissau

Bissau-Guinean power outlet to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially if you've never visited before. This page has been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire 2nd generation when they are travelling to Guinea-Bissau.The following instructions shows you exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you are travelling to Guinea-Bissau by using their 220 volt 50Hz Type C power outlet, with the Bissau-Guineans using a Europlug for wall outlets. If travelling to Guinea-Bissau from a different country ensure that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you plan to visit a place like Bissau or GabĂș read the Bissau-Guinean country Wiki page [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location.

These instructions show how to connect the Bissau-Guinean power outlet to your tablet 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 on WikiConnections where you'll see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle Fire version by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you have installed version 10.5.1 OS or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire 2nd generation firmware update which ensures you have all the latest set of features for your device. For more information visit the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Guinea-Bissau

Can you use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Guinea-Bissau?

You can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Guinea-Bissau?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Bissau-Guinean trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Guinea-Bissau using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Guinea-Bissau.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Guinea-Bissau?

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using Type B USB cable and a three pinned Type C USB adapter to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the 2 adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire located to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Bissau-Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the Second Generation Kindle Fire battery life should last roughly 8 - 9 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea-Bissau - Bissau-Guinean country Wiki 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&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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters