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

Using USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Somali power outlet.

Somali power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to travel to a new country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation . When you are visiting Somalia the following useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C wall outlet, with the Somalians using Europlugs for charging. If visiting Somalia from a different country please check that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Somali power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this Kindle Fire model by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes you are using version 10.5.1 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle firmware update which makes sure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Somalia

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

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

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Somalia?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best travel adapter for Somalia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Somalia

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Somalia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Somalia.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Somalia?

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

Using USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Somali power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Somali 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. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of your found next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Somali power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes approximately around 5 hours to completely recharge, however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on the 7 inch Kindle is around 8 to 9 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Somali power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalia - Somali Wikipedia web page
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters