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

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Guinean power outlet with Type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger, recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a two pin Schuko Type F USB charger and how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 2 pin Type K power adapter

Guinean power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to stop travellers worrying if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire 2nd generation when they're visiting abroad.When you are planning a holiday to Guinea these useful instructions show powering the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using their standard Type F, C or K 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to Guinea from another region make sure your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Guinean city like Conakry or Guéckédou we also suggest reading the wikipedia.org web page about Guinea [1] for more details.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Guinean power outlet to your Kindle Fire Second Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify 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 OS update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your tablet. For more information go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Guinea

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

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

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Guinea is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different types of wall outlets that Guineans use (types F, C and K) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge 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 will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Guinean trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store 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 tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] 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 power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guinea 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 going to Guinea using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 Guinea.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Guinea?

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

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

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Guinean 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. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This unearthed power outlet (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  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 Guinean 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 Second Generation Kindle Fire 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 Fire 2nd generation lasts 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Guinean power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Guinean power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your Kindle Fire Second Generation found next to the HDMI connector you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates 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. Typically the battery life on your Second Generation Kindle Fire 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 the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Guinean power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type K USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Guinean power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Guinean power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming an inverted triangular configuration and the bottom hole appearing in a semicircle shape.
  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 situated to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will show a charging icon which indicates that the tablet 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 lasts roughly 8 to 9 hours. 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 Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea - wikipedia.org web page about Guinea
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  10. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K 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