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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Senegalese power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type C Europlug USB charger, how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type D USB plug and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a double pinned Type E power adapter

Senegalese power outlet

Various region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Senegal.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you're travelling to Senegal using the standard D, C, E or K type Senegalese 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies will change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Senegal from another country make sure the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

This guide shows how to connect the Senegalese power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle model is identified by the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation operating system, however if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire 2nd generation OS update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Senegal

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

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Senegal.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Senegal?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best travel charger for Senegal is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. There are four standards of plug sockets that Senegalese use (types D, C, E and K) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Senegalese trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Senegal 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Senegal.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Senegal.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Senegal?

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Senegalese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Senegalese power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Senegalese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Senegalese power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the twin pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the power 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 your Kindle Fire HD Second Generation located next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes around under 5 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. The battery life on the 7 inch Kindle lasts 8 to 9 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Senegalese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Senegalese power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type D USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Senegalese power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Senegalese power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one 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'll find the USB port on the side of your tablet situated to the right of the HDMI connector.
  4. Switch on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life is approximately 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Senegalese power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Senegalese power outlet

Using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type E power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Senegalese power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This recessed round plug outlet, also known as a CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with one long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the bottom of the power 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 your Kindle Fire HD Second Generation located next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes around less than 5 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. The battery life on the 7 inch Kindle lasts 8 to 9 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Senegalese power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Senegalese power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Senegalese power outlet by using type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type K power adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Senegalese power outlet you will need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type K USB power adapter into the Senegalese power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type K power outlet [11], can be recognised by 3 large holes in an upside-down triangular configuration with the bottom hole being in a semicircle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the Kindle tablet situated to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Senegalese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes under 5 hours to completely recharge but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation should last 8 to 9 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Senegalese power outlet by using a two pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senegal - Senegalese 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  12. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  13. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters