Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation when visiting Suriname

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Surinamese power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a 3 pinned Type C power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type F Schuko USB charger.

Surinamese power outlet

Differing voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you are going to Suriname.This page is a guide demonstrating exactly how to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when visiting Suriname using their standard types F or C 127 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Suriname from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is a dual voltage device (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the Surinamese power outlet to your Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 10.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation firmware, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. Visit the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation user guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Suriname

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Surinamese power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Suriname?

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Suriname is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Surinamers use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Suriname using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Suriname.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Suriname?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Surinamese power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a 3 pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Surinamese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Surinamese power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of the Kindle tablet situated next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD battery life lasts approximately 8 to 9 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Surinamese power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Surinamese power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Surinamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Surinamese power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other along with thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your Kindle Fire HD7 Second Generation located to the right of the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation display will show a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes around 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle should last 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Surinamese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suriname - Suriname country Wiki page
  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
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters