Charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when planning a trip to Sierra Leone

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you're going abroad.These step-by-step instructions will show you how to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you're in Sierra Leone using the types G or D 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Sierra Leone from another country ensure your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 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 converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the Sierra Leonean power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 10.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire 2nd generation software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit 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 Sierra Leone

Can you use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Sierra Leone?

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Sierra Leone by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best international travel adapter for Sierra Leone is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of wall outlets that Sierra Leoneans use (G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Sierra Leonean trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Sierra Leone

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Sierra Leone 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Sierra Leone using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Sierra Leone.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Sierra Leone?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Sierra Leonean power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Sierra Leonean power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your 7" Kindle located next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 7" Kindle is approximately 8 - 9 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type D USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Sierra Leonean power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Sierra Leonean power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power 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 the tablet situated to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life should last 8 to 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Leone - Wikipedia.org web page about Sierra Leone
  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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters