How to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation when planning a trip to Montserrat

A guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Montserratian power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pinned Type A USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type B USB adapter.

Montserratian power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country to the first time traveller. This page has simple instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Montserrat using their types B or A Montserratian 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. Power supplies vary depending on which country you travelling to therefore please read our WikiConnections global power sockets list for a complete list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Montserrat from a different country please ensure that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Montserratian power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle Fire HD Second Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle Fire version by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire 2nd generation update to make sure you have the latest set of features for your device. Visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Montserrat

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Montserratian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Montserrat to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Montserratians use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Montserratian trip. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Montserrat

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Montserrat and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 visiting Montserrat using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Montserrat. [9]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Montserrat?

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

A guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Montserratian power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pinned Type A USB charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Montserratian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the two pins go. Please note power cables used with type A plugs which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used so please check first.
  3. Then connect one 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. On the side of your Kindle located to the right of the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation should last 8 - 9 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Montserratian power outlet

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

Using type B USB micro cord and a Type B power charger to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Montserratian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Montserratian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Montserratian power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two thin slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades go with a single hole below for the slightly longer ground pin. Note that power cords with type B outlets which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used in Montserrat so we suggest checking prior to continuing.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You will find the USB port on the side of your Kindle located to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Montserratian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately around 5 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HD7 Second Generation battery life lasts approximately 8 to 9 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Montserratian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Montserrat
  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, costing 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, under $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, costing 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.