How to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Armenia

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Armenian power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type C USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a double pin Type F Schuko USB plug.

Armenian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This page is a step by step guide telling you exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you're visiting Armenia using their standard types F or C Armenian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Armenia from another country check your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Armenian power outlet to your 7" Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this Kindle version by the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 10.5.1 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation firmware update to make sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. Go to Amazon 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 Armenia

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in Armenia?

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Armenia by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Armenia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Armenians use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Armenia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 going to Armenia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Armenia. [9]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Armenia?

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

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Armenian power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using an Armenian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Armenian power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of the tablet located next to the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes around 5 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life is roughly 8 to 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Armenian 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 an Armenian power outlet

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with an Armenian power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type F power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Armenian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 on the side of the 7" Kindle found to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD7 Second Generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to completely recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life is 8 to 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Armenian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about Armenia
  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, costs 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 at between $5 to $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, 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.