Charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in The Republic of the Congo

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Congo power outlet using USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type D USB charger, recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Europlug Type C USB plug and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a double pin Type E power adapter

Congo power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation . This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.When you're travelling to The Republic of the Congo the following useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using their standard Type E, C or D 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting The Republic of the Congo from another region please check the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you plan on travelling to a Congo place such as Kinshasa we also suggest reading the Congo Wikipedia page [1] for further information.

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

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Republic of the Congo

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in The Republic of the Congo?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Republic of the Congo?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best international travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Congolese use three different standards of power outlets (types E, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your Congo trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to The Republic of the Congo we suggest buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Republic of the Congo and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 Republic of the Congo.
  • 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 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Republic of the Congo?

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Congo power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Congo power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Congo power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Europlug, is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes approximately less than 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. Typically 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Congo power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Congo power outlet with USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type D USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Congo power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Congo power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type D power outlet [7]) looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of your Kindle located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Second Generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge, however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD 7 is approximately 8 - 9 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Congo power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Congo power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Learn how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Congo power outlet by using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type E power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Congo power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. The circular power supply (known as a Type E power outlet [9]) can be identified by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins go and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular configuration.
  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. At the side of your tablet found next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life should last roughly 8 - 9 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Congo power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo,_Republic_of_the - Congo Wikipedia 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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