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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Reunionese power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type E USB charger.

Reunionese power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.When you are visiting Reunion these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type E wall outlet, the Reunionese will use a CEE 7/5 French socket for power outlets. If you are visiting Reunion from another country check that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Reunionese power outlet to your Kindle Fire Second Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. This page assumes that you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle Fire. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Reunion

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

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

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best travel charger for Reunion to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Reunionese trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Reunion we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Reunion and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Reunion.
  • 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 and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Reunion.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Reunion?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Reunionese power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type E USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Reunionese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the tablet situated to the right of the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire HD takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 7" Kindle Fire HD is approximately 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Reunionese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9union - wikipedia.org web page about Reunion
  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/typeE.htm - Type E 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 E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters