Charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Colombia

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Colombian power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type A power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a three pin Type B USB plug.

Colombian power outlet

Complicated standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.If you're visiting Colombia the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using the Type B or A Colombian 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Colombia from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is dual voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

The following page shows you how to connect the Colombian power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed Fire OS operating system version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. Visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation PDF guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Colombia

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

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

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Colombia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Colombia (B and A) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Colombia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Colombia 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Colombia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Colombia.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Colombia?

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

Using USB Type B cord and a Type A USB charger to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Colombian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Colombian 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 inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Colombian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two thin slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the 7" Kindle Fire HD located to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Colombian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation lasts 8 to 9 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Colombian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Colombian power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Colombian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  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. You will find the USB port at the side of your tablet situated next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Colombian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the charging process. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life is approximately 8 - 9 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Colombian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombia - Colombia Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201009560&linkId=EHVRDTACVKWJ25RH - Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters