How to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Saint Helena

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a St Helenian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

St Helenian power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.The following step-by-step guide shows you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when going to Saint Helena using their 240 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the St Helenians using a 13 amp plug for charging. When you are visiting Saint Helena from a different country check that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

This guide shows you how to connect the St Helenian power outlet to the 7" Kindle Fire HD Second Generation and this page 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. This Kindle Fire model can be recognised by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation update to ensure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Saint Helena

Can you use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Saint Helena?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Saint Helena.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Saint Helena to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Saint Helena. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Saint Helena.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Saint Helena?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a St Helenian power outlet

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a St Helenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the St Helenian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This wall supply (technically known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord 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 on the side of your Fire found next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. The battery life on your tablet should last around 8 - 9 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a St Helenian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Saint Helena Wikipedia 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/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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters