How to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation when planning a trip to Venezuela

Using type B USB micro cord and a Type A power charger to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Venezuelan power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a three pinned Type B power plug.

Venezuelan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation . These instructions shows you what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when going to Venezuela using their standard types B or A Venezuelan 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. You will discover power will change depending on which region you are visiting so please read the World power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Venezuela from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on travelling to a place like Caracas we also recommend reading the Venezuela Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information.

The following list of instructions show how to connect the Venezuelan power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version is identified by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using version 10.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation firmware, if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation OS update which makes sure you have the latest features for your device. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Venezuela

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

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

Venezuela

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Venezuela to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Venezuelans use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Venezuela

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Venezuela.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 Venezuela. [9]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Venezuela?

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type A power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Venezuelan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Venezuelan 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. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Venezuelan power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the two adjacent slots next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of the Kindle situated next to the HDMI connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD7 display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 5 hours to fully charge to 100% capacity however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation lasts 8 - 9 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type B power charger to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Venezuelan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Venezuelan 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. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [7]) can be recognised by the 2 slots next to each other where the short twin blades sit with a semicircular shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
  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 your located next to the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes around 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The battery life on the tablet should last approximately 8 - 9 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Venezuelan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Venezuela Wikipedia web page
  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, around $10 USD (£3-£4 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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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 at between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).