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

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Rwandan power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type J power plug.

Rwandan power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting another country to the first time traveller. This page contains step by step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Rwanda by using their Type J or C Rwandan 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Rwanda from another region please ensure your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you intend to visit a Rwandan destination such as Kigali or Gitarama we also suggest referring to the Wikipedia page about Rwanda [1] for more information prior to the location.

The following page shows you how to connect the Rwandan power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this Kindle version by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation Fire operating system, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle firmware update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. 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 Rwanda

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

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Rwanda is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of power outlets that Banyarwanda use (J and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Rwanda

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters 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 Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Rwanda.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Rwanda.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Rwanda?

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Rwandan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cord and a Type C power adapter to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Rwandan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Rwandan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The power supply, also known as the Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of the tablet found next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation lasts 8 - 9 hours. For more information 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 Rwandan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Rwandan power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type J power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Rwandan power outlet you will need a Type J USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type J USB power adapter in the Rwandan power outlet. The squashed hexagon shaped wall outlet, technically known as a Type J power outlet [7], looks like 3 circular holes forming a flattened 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 mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of the tablet found next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD7 inch battery life lasts approximately 8 to 9 hours. For further information on charging the please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Rwandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

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