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

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type L USB plug

Uruguayan 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 charger, therefore needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger when you need to recharge which might be incompatible. Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you're staying abroad.This page contains instructions demonstrating what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when travelling to Uruguay using their standard F, C, I or L type Uruguayan 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Uruguayans. When travelling to Uruguay from a different country please check that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging. If you're planning on taking a trip to a tourist destination like Montevideo or Salto please refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about Uruguay [1] for more indepth information.

These instructions show how to connect the Uruguayan power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full range 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 the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For more information visit the manufacturers site 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 Uruguay

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

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

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What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Uruguay?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best international travel adapter for Uruguay is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four standards of wall outlets that Uruguayans use (types F, C, I and L) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Uruguayan trip. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Uruguay

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Uruguay.
  • 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. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Uruguay. [11]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Uruguay?

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

Using type B USB micro cable and a Type C Europlug power charger to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Uruguayan 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. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet is identified by 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger 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 Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Fire will display a charging icon which indicates 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 roughly 8 to 9 hours. 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 Uruguayan power outlet

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

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type F USB power adapter in the Uruguayan power outlet. This circular wall outlet, also called the Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko outlet, can be identified by two circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins go and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the Kindle found next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle will display a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes roughly less than 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD battery life should last 8 to 9 hours depending on how you use the tablet. 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 Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet

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

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

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter into the Uruguayan power outlet. You can identify the hexagon shaped plug supply by the three large adjecent holes in a line. Note that there are two types of Type L plug supply rated at 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm round pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart, and the 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB micro cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of your tablet situated to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle takes around under 5 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is approximately 8 - 9 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Uruguay
  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, costing 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. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  10. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, priced under $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).