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

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Sao Tome power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Type C power charger and recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Sao Tome power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power their Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.When staying in Sao Tome these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using their Type F or C Sao Tome 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies will change regionally so please read our Wiki Connections global power supplies page for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If visiting Sao Tome from another region double check your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

The following guide shows how to connect the Sao Tome power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of Fire OS 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 fixes for your Kindle Fire. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Sao Tome

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in Sao Tome?

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

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Sao Tome?

If travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best travel charger for Sao Tome is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Sao Tomean use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Sao Tome. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sao Tome

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 for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Sao Tome.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Sao Tome.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Sao Tome?

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

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Sao Tome power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Sao Tome power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Sao Tome power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You will find the USB port on the side of your Kindle Fire HD 7" Second Generation found to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Sao Tome power outlet.
  5. The battery icon 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 takes around 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation should last approximately 8 to 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Sao Tome power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Learn how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Sao Tome power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Sao Tome power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two round adjacent holes next to each other and two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  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. You can find the USB port on the side of the Fire found next to the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Sao Tome power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately 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 Fire battery life is 8 - 9 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Sao Tome power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe - Sao Tome country entry on wikipedia.org
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters