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

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

Gambian power outlet

If you are packing for a trip to Gambia it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any common electronics that you'll be bringing along with you. However, by not knowing which wall socket is being used in Gambia you may pack the wrong power charger, meaning having to borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation . These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Gambia.This page has step by step instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when visiting Gambia using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Gambian power outlet, with the Gambians using 13 amp plugs for charging. You'll discover that power supplies are different depending on which region you are in therefore we suggest reading the Africa page for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Gambia from another region ensure that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Gambian power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle model by the volume and power 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 Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update to make sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Gambia

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

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

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best international travel adapter for Gambia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Gambian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a versatile power charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Gambia

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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 three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Gambia 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 Gambia.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and 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 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Gambia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Gambia?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Gambian power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Gambian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Gambian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  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. You will find the USB port on the side of your tablet situated to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Gambian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a lightning bolt 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 the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life should last roughly 8 to 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 the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Gambian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambia - Gambia country 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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters