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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Malian power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type E power adapter.

Malian power outlet

Differing region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation . If planning a holiday to Mali these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using the types E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find power supplies differ depending on which region you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Mali from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the Malian power outlet to the Kindle Fire Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes you are using Fire OS version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle update which ensures you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Mali

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

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Mali?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best travel charger for Mali to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Mali (E and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to Mali we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Mali and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Mali.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Mali.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Mali?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Malian power outlet

Using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Malian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Malian 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 the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Malian power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains 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 7 inch Kindle located next to the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Malian power outlet

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Malian power outlet with Type B USB cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Malian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the Malian power outlet. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by the two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the live and neutral pins slide into with a single metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your Fire found next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in 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 around under 5 hours to completely recharge, however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life should last 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 times and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Malian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali - Mali 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/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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters