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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Prinicipe power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Schuko Type F power plug.

Prinicipe power outlet

Complicated voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when going to Principe.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you are visiting Principe using their F or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sources are different regionally so please read the Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If travelling to Principe from another country please make sure the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

This guide shows how to connect the Prinicipe power outlet to your Kindle Fire HD 7" Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you are using version 10.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. Visit the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation PDF manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Principe

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Prinicipe power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Principe is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of wall outlets in Principe (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs 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 by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Principe

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but 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 crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Principe.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Principe.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Principe?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Prinicipe power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Prinicipe 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 wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 holes next to each other where the two pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B micro USB cord into the USB 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 Kindle tablet found to the right of the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around 5 hours to completely charge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the tablet should last approximately 8 to 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 the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Prinicipe power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Prinicipe power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Prinicipe power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Prinicipe power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This sunken round wall supply, also called a Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes where the pins sit along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the USB 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 Kindle tablet found to the right of the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around 5 hours to completely charge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the tablet should last approximately 8 to 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 the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Prinicipe power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe - Prinicipe Wikipedia page
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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