Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Cape Verde

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug power charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type F USB adapter.

Cape Verdean power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.When you're staying in Cape Verde the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the standard F or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will find most Cape Verdeans use the Type F plugs in their plug outlets. You'll discover that power sockets will vary depending on which country you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Cape Verde from another region please double check your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the Kindle Fire 2nd generation 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.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect the Cape Verdean power outlet to the Fire 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 to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire version is identified by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed Fire OS version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire 2nd generation update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Cape Verde

Can you use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Cape Verde?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Cape Verdean power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Cape Verde?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Cape Verde to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Cape Verdeans use two different types 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 handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred 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 around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cape Verde and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 adapter for travellers originating from America going to Cape Verde 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 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 only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Cape Verde.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Cape Verde?

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Cape Verdean 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. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro Type B cord 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 your 7 inch Kindle found to the right of the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. The 7 inch Kindle battery life should last approximately 8 - 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.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Cape Verdean 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. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go, plus a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro Type B cord 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 your 7 inch Kindle found to the right of the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire screen will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. The 7 inch Kindle battery life should last approximately 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.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verde - wikipedia page about Cape Verde
  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/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