Charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Belarus

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Belarus power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a two pin Type F USB plug.

Belarus power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when they're staying in Belarus.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you're travelling to Belarus using the standard F or C type Belarus 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Belarus from another region please double check the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you intend to stay in a place like Minsk or Homel please refer to the Belarus Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Belarus power outlet to the Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle tablet can be identified by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 10.5.1 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle. For further information go to the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Belarus

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

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Belarus.

Belarus

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Belarus to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Belarusians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Belarus

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Belarus and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Belarus using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Belarus. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Belarus?

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Belarus power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Belarus power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by two holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of the found next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on your 7" Kindle Fire HD lasts roughly 8 to 9 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Belarus power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Belarus power outlet using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Belarus power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Belarus power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet can be recognised by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of the Fire found next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on your 7" Kindle Fire lasts 8 to 9 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Belarus power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Belarus Wikipedia 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, under $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, costs under $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated price between $15 to $20.
  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.