Charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when planning a trip to Falkland Islands

Simple instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Falkland Islands power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger.

Falkland Islands power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you are abroad.If visiting Falkland Islands these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Falkland Islands power outlet, with the Falkland Islanders using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If you are visiting Falkland Islands from another country ensure your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you plan to stay in a destination such as Stanley we also suggest reading the Falkland Islands country wikipedia page [1] for more details.

This guide shows how to connect the Falkland Islands power outlet to the Kindle Fire Second Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This model of Kindle can be identified by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 10.5.1 Fire operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Falkland Islands

Can you use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Falkland Islands?

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

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Falkland Islands?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best international travel adapter for Falkland Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Falkland Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Falkland Islands using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Falkland Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Falkland Islands?

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Falkland Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Falkland Islands power outlet with type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Falkland Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD located next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Falkland Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life should last 8 to 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Falkland Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkland_Islands - Falkland Islands country 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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters