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

Using micro USB Type B cord with a three pin Type G power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Mauritian power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type C Europlug power charger.

Mauritian power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Mauritius.This page contains instructions telling you how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when travelling to Mauritius using the types G or C Mauritian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Mauritians typically use Type G plugs in their plug outlets. Power sockets change regionally therefore we recommend that you read our WikiConnections global power connections guide where you'll find a full list of destinations. When travelling to Mauritius from a different country please make sure your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you're planning on staying at a place like Port Louis or Beau Bassin-Rose Hill please refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about Mauritius [1] for more indepth information.

These instructions show how to connect the Mauritian power outlet to the Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation software update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For further information visit the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Mauritius

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Mauritian power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best travel charger for Mauritius to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Mauritians use two different types of power outlets (G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Mauritian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters 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 which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Mauritius.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Mauritius.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Mauritius?

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

Using micro USB Type B cord with a three pin Type G power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Mauritian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Mauritian power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB micro cable into the bottom of 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 your Kindle situated to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7" Kindle will display a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to fully charge but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is approximately 8 - 9 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Mauritian power outlet

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

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Mauritian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Mauritian power outlet. The power supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B 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 your tablet situated to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire HD screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes roughly less than 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is approximately 8 - 9 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Mauritian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius - Wikipedia.org entry about Mauritius
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters