How to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Tanzania

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Tanzanian power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a Type G power charger and recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

Tanzanian power outlet

Complicated voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when travelling to Tanzania by using the standard types G or D Tanzanian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Tanzanians use Type G sockets in their plug outlets. Power sources change regionally so please read our Wikiconnections global power supplies page for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If travelling to Tanzania 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) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you intend to stay somewhere like Dar es Salaam or Mwanza we suggest referring to the Tanzania country page on wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Tanzanian power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This version of the Kindle Fire is identified by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation update which ensures you have all the latest fixes for your tablet. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Tanzania

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in Tanzania?

You can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Tanzanian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best international travel power adapter for Tanzania to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Tanzanians use two different types of wall outlets (types G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Tanzanian trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Tanzania

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Tanzania 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 Tanzania.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Tanzania?

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Tanzanian power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Tanzanian 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 inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Tanzanian power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of the 7" Kindle situated next to the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Tanzanian 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. Typically the battery life is 8 - 9 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Tanzanian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Tanzanian power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type D power outlet [7]) looks like three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of the found to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes roughly less than 5 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle lasts roughly 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania - Tanzania country page 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/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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (under £15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (£25-£30 GBP / under C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).