How to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in The Cook Islands

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Cook Islands power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type I USB adapter.

Cook Islands power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Cook Islands. When going to The Cook Islands the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I Cook Islands plug outlet. If travelling to The Cook Islands from another country please ensure the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Avarua or Amuri we also recommend reading the wikipedia.org entry about The Cook Islands [1] for more indepth details prior to the location.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Cook Islands power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this Kindle tablet by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes that you are using firmware version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your tablet. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Cook Islands

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in The Cook Islands?

You can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Cook Islands power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Cook Islands?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for The Cook Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cook Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Cook Islands 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting The Cook Islands.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Cook Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Cook Islands?

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cook Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type I USB charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cook Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Cook Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the Cook Islands power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of the Kindle Fire HD 7" Second Generation found to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cook Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire takes around 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on your tablet should last around 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cook Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook_Islands - wikipedia.org entry about The Cook Islands
  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/typeI.htm - Type I 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 I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters