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

Using type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Micronesian power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 3 pinned Type B power plug.

Micronesian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Micronesia. This page has useful instructions showing you exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you're travelling to Micronesia using their B or A type Micronesian 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Micronesia from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

The following page shows you how to connect the Micronesian power outlet to the and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. This guide assumes you are using operating system version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire 2nd generation update which ensures you have all the latest features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Micronesia

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Micronesia by using the correct power convertor.

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What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Micronesia?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Micronesia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Micronesians use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via 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 is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Micronesia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Micronesia 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Micronesia. [9]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Micronesia?

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Micronesian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Micronesian 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 the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the Micronesian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent slots where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your Kindle tablet situated next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Fire display will display a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation should last approximately 8 to 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Micronesian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Micronesian 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 inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a semicircular shaped hole below for the slightly longer ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your 7 inch Kindle Fire situated next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation should last approximately 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Micronesia 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, priced 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, estimated price 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, priced at around $10.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20.