How to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Liberia

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Liberian power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a three pin Type A USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type B power plug and powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Liberian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can charge their Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.If you are staying in Liberia the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using the standard types B, A,C, E or F Liberian 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Liberia from another region please ensure that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you are planning to stay at a city such as Monrovia or Gbarnga refer to the Liberia country entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for further information on visiting the area.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Liberian power outlet to your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD7 inch and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This version of the Kindle Fire is identified by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your device. For further information go to the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Liberia

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Liberian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Liberia?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Liberia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. There are five types of wall outlets in Liberia (types B, A,C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included heads. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip 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 whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Liberia

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Liberia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a much 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 just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Liberia.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Liberia?

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Liberian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Liberian power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your 7 inch Kindle situated next to the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. 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 process and battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Liberian power outlet

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

Using micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Liberian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the bottom of 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 your 7 inch Kindle situated next to the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 5 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your lasts 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Liberian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Liberian power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Liberian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger 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 tablet located to the right of the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Liberian 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 however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation lasts approximately 8 to 9 hours depending on use. For further 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.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Liberian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using USB type B cable with a Type E power charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Liberian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Liberian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your Kindle Fire HD 7" Second Generation found to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly less than 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life is 8 - 9 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Liberian power outlet

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Liberian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Liberian power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the power 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 Fire Second Generation situated next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes roughly less than 5 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation should last around 8 to 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Liberian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia - Liberia country entry 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/typeA.htm - Type A 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 A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  12. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  13. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  14. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters