How to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Swaziland

Connecting a Swazi power outlet to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation

Swazi power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power their Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.This guide shows how to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when travelling to Swaziland by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type M Swazi wall supply. If travelling to Swaziland from another country please ensure the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in 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 during charging.

The following page shows how to connect the Swazi power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle version can be recognised by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using operating system version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle. 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 Swaziland

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

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

Swaziland

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Swaziland?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best international travel power adapter for Swaziland to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual power adapters on your trip to Swaziland or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying an adaptable power charger like this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Swaziland

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Swaziland and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from America going to Swaziland using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Swaziland. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Swaziland?

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

Using USB type B cable with a Type M power charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Swazi power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Swazi power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one 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. At the side of your 7 inch Kindle situated next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Swazi power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The Kindle battery life is 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Swazi power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Swaziland
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$15).
  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, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).