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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Algerian power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type C USB charger and how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 2 pin Schuko Type F USB charger.

Algerian power outlet

Different standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Algeria.These step by step instructions shows exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when travelling to Algeria using the Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to Algeria from a different region please double check the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) 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 Algerian power outlet to the Kindle 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 to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle model is recognised by the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire 2nd generation software update to ensure you have the latest fixes for your device. Visit the manufacturers site at 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 Algeria

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

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

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation and visiting multiple countries the best international travel adapter for Algeria is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Algerians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

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 converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Algeria 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 visiting Algeria.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This 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 a 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 Algeria.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Algeria?

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C power charger to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Algerian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Algerian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one 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. On the side of the 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire Second Generation will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire takes around less than 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Second Generation Kindle Fire lasts approximately 8 - 9 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Algerian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Algerian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Algerian power outlet with type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Algerian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Kindle Fire Second Generation located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around around 5 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically 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 F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Algerian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria - Wikipedia entry about Algeria
  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, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 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 (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, costing between $15 to $20 USD (around £15 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / around C$15).