Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Nepal

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Nepali power outlet, charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a three pin Type D USB plug and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type M USB charger

Nepali power outlet

Complicated standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation . These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.When you're planning a vacation to Nepal the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the standard D, C or M type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover power sockets will vary depending on which area you are in therefore we suggest reading the power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Nepal from a different region please make sure that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging.

This guide shows how to connect the Nepali power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this Kindle Fire by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have all the latest features for your device. Visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation user guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Nepal

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Nepali power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Nepal is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different standards of plug sockets in Nepal (D, C and M) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nepal 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 converter for travellers originating from North America going to Nepal.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Nepal.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Nepal?

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

Using micro USB Type B connector and a Type C USB adapter to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Nepali power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your 7" Kindle found to the right of the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes around 5 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life is approximately 8 to 9 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Nepali power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type D USB adapter to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Nepali power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type D power outlet [7]) looks like three holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of the tablet found next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around under 5 hours to completely charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire HD Second Generation battery life should last roughly 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Learn how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Nepali power outlet by using USB micro Type B cord and a Type M power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Nepali power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter into the Nepali power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 large circular holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the 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 located to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 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 battery life and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal - Nepal 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/typeC.htm - Type C 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 C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters