Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation when visiting Guadeloupe

Using USB type B connector and a 3 pinned Type E power charger to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Guadeloupe power outlet, powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a double pin Type C Europlug power plug and recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type D power charger

Guadeloupe power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when they are travelling abroad.If travelling to Guadeloupe the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using their standard types D, C or E 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power supplies will change depending on which area you are travelling to so we suggest reading the North America page for a full list of countries. If you are travelling to Guadeloupe from a different country ensure that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning to visit a city like Les Abymes we recommend reading the Guadeloupe country Wiki page [1] for more indepth information.

The following guide shows you how to connect the Guadeloupe power outlet to the Kindle Fire Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire 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 Fire operating system version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Guadeloupe

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

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Guadeloupe is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of power outlets that Guadeloupians use (types D, C and E) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip to Guadeloupe or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect 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 overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Guadeloupe

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guadeloupe and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Guadeloupe.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 Guadeloupe. [11] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Guadeloupe?

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cable and a three pin Europlug Type C power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Guadeloupe power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Guadeloupe 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. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, also called the Europlug, can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your tablet found next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the screen will show a lightning bolt 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 device during recharging. 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 battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Guadeloupe power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by three round holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the 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. On the side of your tablet found next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Fire screen will show a lightning bolt 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 be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD battery life lasts approximately 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 battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB type B cord and a Type E power charger to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Guadeloupe power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Guadeloupe power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two large circular holes 19mm apart from each other and one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD situated to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Guadeloupe power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will show a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD7 takes less than 5 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Fire battery life should last around 8 - 9 hours depending on use. 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.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Guadeloupe country Wiki page
  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, estimated price between $10 to $15.
  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, priced between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15.
  9. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, between $10 to $15.
  11. 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.