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

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Martinican power outlet using Type B USB Micro connector and a Type E USB charger, how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 2 pin Type C USB plug and how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 3 pin Type D power adapter

Martinican power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday to Martinique it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your devices like cell phones or tablets when you reach your hotel. But by not knowing which wall socket is used in Martinique you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to buy a suitable adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible and cause problems with your Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. The following useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Martinique using the types D, C or E 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type D plug outlets will be normally used by a majority of Martiniquais. You will discover power supplies will vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore please read the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Martinique from a different country please 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 double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan to stay in a destination such as Fort-de-France read the Martinique page on Wikipedia [1] for further details.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Martinican power outlet to your Kindle 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 for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This model of Kindle can be identified by the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes you are using version 10.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire 2nd generation software update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. For more information go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Martinique

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

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Martinique?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Martinique to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Martiniquais use three different types of power outlets (types D, C and E) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Martinican trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Martinique

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Martinique.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and 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 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 Martinique. [11]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Martinique?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Martinican power outlet

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Martinican power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Martinican power outlet. You can identify this power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  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. You will find the USB port on the side of the 7" Kindle located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life should last 8 to 9 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Martinican power outlet

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Martinican 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 taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three circular holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your 7" Kindle located next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Martinican 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 Fire 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire Second Generation lasts around 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Martinican power outlet

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

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Martinican power outlet using Type B USB Micro connector and a Type E USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Martinican power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. The circular power outlet, also known as the CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by the two 4.8mm round holes 19mm adjacent to each other plus one long metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB 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. You will find the USB port at the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be 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. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Martinican power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Martinique page on Wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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, costing under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).