How to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Bermuda

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bermuda power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a three pinned Type A USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type B power plug.

Bermuda power outlet

Complicated region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when they're visiting abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly how to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Bermuda by using the standard types B or A Bermuda 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please note that Type B plug outlets will be normally used by a majority of Bermudans. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Bermuda from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend to stay at a Bermuda place like St. George's please read the Bermuda country Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Bermuda power outlet to the 7" Kindle Fire HD Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range 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 have installed firmware version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. Visit the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation PDF manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Bermuda

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Bermuda power outlet by using a power convertor.

Bermuda

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Bermuda is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Bermudans use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Bermuda or occupying additional power outlets. By 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 and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Bermuda

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Bermuda using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter 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 a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda. [9]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Bermuda?

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

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bermuda power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a three pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Bermuda power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one 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. At the side of the Kindle tablet found next to the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 5 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation should last approximately 8 to 9 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bermuda power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using type B USB cord and a Type B power charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Bermuda power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Bermuda power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Bermuda power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 2 slots with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power 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 your Kindle found to the right of the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life is 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bermuda country Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, around $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, estimated cost between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, between $10 to $15.
  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.