How to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in The Ascension Islands

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector with a Type G power charger.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Ascension Islands. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you are travelling abroad.If you are going to travel to The Ascension Islands these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using their 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Ascensionians will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If visiting The Ascension Islands from a different region double check your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

This guide shows you how to connect the Ascensionian Island power outlet to the Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you are using version 10.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation user manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Ascension Islands

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Ascension Islands.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation or visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for The Ascension Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using just a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The Ascension Islands.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 The Ascension Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Ascension Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using an Ascensionian Island power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This wall supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD 7" found next to the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life lasts roughly 8 - 9 hours. For more 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.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Ascensionian Island page on wikipedia.org
  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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, between $5 to $10.
  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 at between $5 to $10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.