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

Using USB Type B cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Cameroonian power outlet and how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 2 pin Type E USB plug.

Cameroonian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to power their Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.When you are visiting Cameroon this page has instructions showing you charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the types E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Cameroon from another country make sure the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect the Cameroonian power outlet to your Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle model can be identified by the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com 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 Cameroon

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in Cameroon?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Cameroonian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Cameroon to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Cameroonians use two different types of power outlets (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Cameroonian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Cameroon 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cameroon.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Cameroon?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cameroonian power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cameroonian 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. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Cameroonian power outlet. The power supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your Fire situated to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life should last 8 to 9 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cameroonian power outlet

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

Using micro USB Type B cord with a three pin Type E power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Cameroonian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Cameroonian power outlet. The circular wall outlet, sometimes called the Type E power outlet [7] or CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by two circular holes 19mm apart from each other plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your Fire situated to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life should last 8 to 9 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Cameroonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon - Cameroonian country page on Wikipedia
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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