How to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Nigeria

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Nigerian power outlet using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type D power plug.

Nigerian power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. If you're visiting Nigeria this page contains useful instructions showing you how to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using their G or D type 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to Nigeria from another region please ensure that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your 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 avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

The following page shows how to connect the Nigerian power outlet to your Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this Kindle by the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your Kindle. Visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Nigeria

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

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

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best travel charger for Nigeria is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Nigerians use two different types of plug sockets (G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Nigeria. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Nigeria using 3 pinned type B US 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 the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Nigeria.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Nigeria?

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Nigerian power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Nigerian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your located to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge however 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 on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation should last around 8 - 9 hours. For more information on charging the 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 Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using Micro USB type B cable with a Type D power charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Nigerian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Nigerian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First insert the Type D USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply (technically known as the Type D power outlet [7]) looks like three circular holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD found to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 5 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The battery life on your tablet should last approximately 8 to 9 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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