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

Using micro USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type G power charger to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Qatari power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a three pinned Type D power adapter.

Qatari power outlet

When organizing a trip it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your indispensable electrical devices such as mobiles and laptops when you get there. Without knowing which power socket is used you may pack the wrong power adaptor, therefore needing to buy a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible and damage the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.If you're planning a holiday to Qatar these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using the types G or D 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Qataris will normally use Type G plugs in their plug outlets. If you are visiting Qatar from another region please double check the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend on staying somewhere like Doha we also suggest reading the Wikipedia.org entry about Qatar [1] for further information.

This guide shows how to connect the Qatari power outlet to the Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model is recognised by the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 10.5.1 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle update which ensures you have all the latest fixes for your device. For further information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Qatar

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Qatari power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

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

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 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 do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Qatar

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, but 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 crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Qatar and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Qatar.
  • 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 originating 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 price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Qatar.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Qatar?

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type G power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Qatari power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Qatari power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your situated to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Qatari power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely charge but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation lasts 8 to 9 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type D power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Qatari power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Qatari power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [7]) looks like 3 round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your tablet situated to the right of the HDMI connector you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Qatari power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life should last 8 to 9 hours depending on how you use it. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar - Wikipedia.org entry about Qatar
  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. 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
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters