How to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation when planning a trip to Libya

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Libyan power outlet with type B USB micro cord and a 3 pinned Type F power adapter, how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a two pinned Europlug Type C power plug and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type D power adapter

Libyan power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. If you're going to Libya this page has instructions showing powering your Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using the standard D, C, F or L type 127 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Libya from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. However be aware that Barca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha and Tobruk use a 230 volt power supply and not 110 volts.

This guide shows you how to connect the Libyan power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle can be recognised by the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 10.5.1 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation OS update which makes sure you have the latest set of features for your tablet. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Libya

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

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

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

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best travel power adapter for Libya is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. Libyans use four different standards of power outlets (D, C, F and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip to Libya or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Libya

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Libya and over 150 countries around the world:

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

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Libyan power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Libyan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of the tablet located next to the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes roughly under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on your 7" Kindle lasts 8 - 9 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using type B USB connector with a Type D power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Libyan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Libyan power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [7]) can be identified by three circular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your Fire situated next to the HDMI connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life is roughly 8 to 9 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Libyan power outlet with type B USB micro cord and a 3 pinned Type F power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Libyan power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The recessed round wall supply can be identified by the two large round adjacent holes along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of your 7 inch Kindle situated to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle display will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD7" takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation should last around 8 - 9 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Libyan power outlet

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

A guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Libyan power outlet using USB type B cable and a three pin Type L USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Libyan power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this squashed hexagon shaped plug supply by three large circular holes in a line for live, neutral and earth pins. You'll find there are two variations of Type L plug outlet, one rated at 10 amps and one for 16 amps. The 10 amp wall supply has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of the tablet located next to the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Libyan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes roughly under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on your 7" Kindle lasts 8 - 9 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Libyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya - Libyan country page 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  12. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  13. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters