Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Puerto Rico

Instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Puerto Rican power outlet with Type B USB cable with a three pinned Type A power charger and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a three pin Type B USB plug.

Puerto Rican power outlet

If organizing a trip to Puerto Rico it can be useful to know if you can charge all your important electronics when you're there. By not knowing which power socket is used you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, meaning having to buy a suitable charger when you're there. Complicated frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This page was written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire 2nd generation when they are staying in Puerto Rico.When you're planning a vacation to Puerto Rico these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using the Type B or A Puerto Rican 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type B power outlets will be typically used by most Puerto Ricans. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Puerto Rico from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you are planning on staying somewhere such as San Juan refer to the Puerto Rican country entry on wikipedia [1] for more details.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Puerto Rican power outlet to your Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire is recognised by the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you are using version 10.5.1 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle OS update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Puerto Rico

Can you use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Puerto Rico?

You can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Puerto Rican power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Puerto Rico to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in Puerto Rico (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Puerto Rico

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Puerto Rico 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Puerto Rico.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Puerto Rico. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Puerto Rico?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Puerto Rican power outlet

A guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Puerto Rican power outlet by using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Puerto Rican power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Puerto Rican power outlet. This plug outlet (called the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 2 slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B cable into the USB mains 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 Kindle Fire HD Second Generation located next to the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Puerto Rican power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Second Generation takes around under 5 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your 7 inch Kindle should last 8 - 9 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Puerto Rican power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Puerto Rican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Puerto Rican power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable with a three pin Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Puerto Rican power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply (known as the Type B power outlet [7]) can be recognised by 2 slots parallel to each other where the blades go with a single hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of your tablet found next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Switch on the Puerto Rican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Fire lasts 8 to 9 hours depending on how you use it. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Puerto Rican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Puerto Rican country entry on wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, between $5 to $10 USD (around £1 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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, priced under $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-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 $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).