How to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation when planning a trip to Namibia

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Namibian power outlet by using type B USB micro cord and a Type D power adapter and how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a three pinned Type M USB plug.

Namibian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Namibia. These instructions were written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you are going to Namibia.When you're visiting Namibia this page has useful instructions showing you how to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the standard Type D or M 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Namibia from another country please make sure that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Namibian power outlet to your Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this make of Kindle Fire by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 10.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation firmware update which makes sure you have the latest features for your device. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Namibia

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

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Namibia by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Namibia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Namibia 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Namibia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 generous 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Namibia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Namibia?

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Namibian power outlet by using type B USB micro cord and a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Namibian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the tablet found next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD Second Generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes roughly under 5 hours to fully charge to 100% capacity however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation lasts 8 - 9 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Namibian power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type M power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Namibian power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type M USB power adapter in the Namibian power outlet. This wall outlet (known as the Type M power outlet [7]) can be identified by 3 circular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your located to the right of the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation should last roughly 8 - 9 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Namibian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibia - Wikipedia.org entry about Namibia
  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/typeD.htm - Type D 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 D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  8. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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