Charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Madagascar

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Malagasy power outlet with USB Micro type B cord and a 3 pin Type D power charger, how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a double pinned Type E power adapter

Malagasy power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.This page has simple instructions demonstrating how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Madagascar by using their standard Type D, C, E, J or K 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Malagasy will use the Type D plugs in their wall outlets. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Madagascar from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Malagasy power outlet to your and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model can be identified by the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation software update to ensure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle Fire. For more information go to the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Madagascar

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

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Madagascar.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best international travel adapter for Madagascar is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. Malagasy use five different standards of wall outlets (types D, C, E, J and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Malagasy trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Madagascar

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Madagascar using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Madagascar.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Madagascar?

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

Using micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Malagasy 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. Firstly plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Malagasy power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 the 7 inch Kindle located to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy 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 the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the 7 inch Kindle is approximately 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Malagasy 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. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Malagasy power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of the Kindle tablet located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle takes roughly under 5 hours to completely recharge, but this may take 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 around 8 - 9 hours depending on how you use it. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Malagasy power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Malagasy power outlet. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a Type E power outlet [9], can be identified by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of the Kindle tablet located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes roughly under 5 hours to completely recharge, but this may take 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 - 9 hours depending on how you use it. For further 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 Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type J USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet you'll need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type J USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this squashed hexagon shaped wall outlet by three circular holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of the Kindle located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes roughly under 5 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life should last roughly 8 - 9 hours depending on how you use it. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Using USB micro type B cord with a three pin Type K power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type K USB power adapter in the Malagasy power outlet. The wall outlet (known as a Type K power outlet [13]) can be recognised by 3 large holes in an upside-down triangular configuration with the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your Kindle tablet found to the right of the HDMI output you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is around 8 to 9 hours. 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 K power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar - Malagasy Wikipedia web 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/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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  12. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  13. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  14. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  15. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters