Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Malawi

Malawian power outlet to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation

Malawian power outlet

Various standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Malawi. These guidelines were specifically written to assist people wanting to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when they are going abroad.This page contains instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you're travelling to Malawi using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Malawians using 13 amp plugs for charging. When travelling to Malawi from a different region ensure the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Malawian power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed Fire OS version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation software update to make sure you have all the latest features for your Kindle Fire. Visit the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation PDF guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Malawi

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Malawian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Malawi is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Malawian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Malawi

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Malawi using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Malawi.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Malawi?

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

Using micro USB Type B cord with a Type G USB charger to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Malawian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Malawian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Malawian power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 rectangular holes with shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the mains power adapter 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 Kindle situated to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Malawian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately around 5 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. The battery life on the 7" Kindle Fire HD lasts 8 to 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Malawian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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