How to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Morocco

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Moroccan power outlet with type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type E USB charger.

Moroccan power outlet

When planning a trip to Morocco it's helpful to know if you can power your vital electronics like mobiles or laptop computers when you arrive. By not knowing which wall socket to expect you could bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This page has useful instructions showing you exactly how to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you are in Morocco by using the standard types E or C Moroccan 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type E power outlets are used by most Moroccans. When you are visiting Morocco from a different country check your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Moroccan power outlet to your Kindle Fire HD Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this Kindle by the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 10.5.1 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have all the latest set of features for your Kindle. For more information visit the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Morocco

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

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Morocco is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Morocco (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using just a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Morocco

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Morocco and over 150 countries around the world:

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

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Moroccan power outlet with type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Moroccan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Moroccan power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of the tablet located to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life is 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Moroccan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using USB Micro Type B connector with a Type E power charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Moroccan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Moroccan 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. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Moroccan power outlet. The recessed circular power outlet (called a CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [7]) can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes and a metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of the located to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Moroccan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 5 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Kindle battery life is 8 - 9 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco - Morocco page on wikipedia.org
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters