How to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Antigua

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Antiguan power outlet with USB Micro type B connector and a three pin Type A USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

Antiguan power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country especially for the first time traveller. If you are visiting Antigua these useful instructions show charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using the standard Type B or A 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, you will discover most Antiguans will normally use Type B sockets in their plug outlets. Power supplies will vary regionally so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections global power connections page for a complete list of powering devices in different regions and countries. If you are travelling to Antigua from a different country check that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating during charging. If you intend to visit an Antiguan destination such as St. John's or All Saints refer to the Antigua Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to travelling to the area.

The following page shows how to connect the Antiguan power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle tablet can be recognised by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you have installed operating system version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation update to ensure you have the most up to date features for your device. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Antigua

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to an Antiguan power outlet.

Antigua

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Antigua is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets that Antiguans use (types B and A) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers on your trip to Antigua. Only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Antigua.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Antigua. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Antigua?

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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Antiguan power outlet with USB Micro Type B connector and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using an Antiguan power outlet you will need to use 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 plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the Antiguan power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your 7 inch Kindle Fire situated to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts approximately 8 to 9 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Antiguan 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 an Antiguan power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type B power charger to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Antiguan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [7]) is recognised by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of your 7 inch Kindle Fire situated to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation should last roughly 8 - 9 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Antiguan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Antigua Wikipedia 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£2-£3 GBP / under C$5).
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$5).
  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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).