How to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Ghana

Simple instructions showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Ghanaian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a three pin Type D USB adapter.

Ghanaian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Ghana. This page has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when abroad.When you're going to Ghana these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using their G or D type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will find that most power sockets will vary depending on which country you visiting therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections world power supplies page for a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Ghana from another country please ensure the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Accra or Kumasi refer to the Ghana page on wikipedia.org [1] for more information on visiting the area.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Ghanaian power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle 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 Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed firmware version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle. For more information visit 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 Ghana

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in Ghana?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Ghana.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Ghana?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Ghana to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Ghanaians use two different types of plug sockets (G and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Ghana or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ghana

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Ghana using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Ghana.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Ghana?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Ghanaian power outlet by using USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Ghanaian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Ghanaian power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes containing shutters in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your Fire located to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle tablet should last approximately 8 to 9 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Ghanaian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type D power charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Ghanaian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Ghanaian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of the Kindle tablet found next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Kindle tablet battery life is 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana - Ghana page on wikipedia.org
  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. 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters