Charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when planning a trip to The Central African Republic

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Central African power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a two pin Type E power adapter.

Central African power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation . If you're travelling to The Central African Republic these useful instructions show powering the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using their standard E or C type Central African 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting The Central African Republic from another country ensure your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

This guide shows you how to connect the Central African power outlet to your 7" Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 10.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire 2nd generation software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle Fire. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation user manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Central African Republic

Can you use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Central African Republic?

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Central African Republic.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Central African Republic?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best international travel adapter for The Central African Republic is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of power outlets that Central Africans use (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to The Central African Republic using 3 pin type B American 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 The Central African Republic.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Central African Republic?

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Central African power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Central African 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 plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Central African power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the two round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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 Fire situated to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life should last 8 to 9 hours. 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Central African power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Central African power outlet

Using Micro USB Type B connector with a Type E USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Central African power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Central African 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with a metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your 7" Kindle located next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire Second Generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle tablet is approximately 8 - 9 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Central African power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - Wikipedia.org web page about The Central African Republic
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters