Charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when planning a trip to Djibouti

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Djiboutian power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

Djiboutian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. When you're planning a trip to Djibouti this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using their standard E or C type Djiboutian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will find power is different regionally therefore we suggest reading the Africa page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Djibouti from a different country please double check the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure 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. If you plan to stay in a destination such as Djibouti we recommend referring to the Djiboutian country entry on Wikipedia [1] for further details.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Djiboutian power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This version of Kindle can be identified by the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation Fire operating system, but 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. For further information visit the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Djibouti

Can you use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Djibouti?

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Djibouti by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Djibouti?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best travel charger for Djibouti to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Djiboutians use two different types of power outlets (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure 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 is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Djiboutian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Djibouti we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated 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 Djibouti

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Djibouti 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Djibouti.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Djibouti.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Djibouti?

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

Using type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Djiboutian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Djiboutian power outlet you'll need 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 Djiboutian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one 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. You'll find the USB port on the side of the 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will show 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, 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. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Djiboutian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Djiboutian power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Djiboutian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The sunken round power supply, sometimes called the CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by the two 4.8mm round holes 19mm adjacent to each other plus one long metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. 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. You will find the USB port on the side of the 7 inch Kindle located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Djiboutian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle screen will display a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes roughly less than 5 hours to completely recharge, 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 Second Generation Kindle Fire HD is around 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Djiboutian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djibouti - Djiboutian country entry 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters