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

Using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type A power charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type B power plug.

Ecuadorian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Ecuador. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you are travelling abroad.If you are going to travel to Ecuador these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using their B or A type 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. Most power supplies differ regionally so please read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Ecuador from another country 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 such as 240 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

The following page shows how to connect the Ecuadorian power outlet to your Second Generation Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of 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 of the tablet. This page 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 OS update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Ecuador

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

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Ecuador?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Ecuador is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Ecuador (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of 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 included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger 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 Ecuador. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ecuador

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Ecuador 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Ecuador 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Ecuador.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Ecuador?

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

Using USB Micro Type B connector with a Type A power charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using an Ecuadorian 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 Ecuadorian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of the tablet located to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 5 hours to completely charge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the tablet should last approximately 8 to 9 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Ecuadorian 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. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, technically known as the Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by the 2 slots where the blades sit with a semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one 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 will find the USB port on the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD 7" found next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life lasts around 8 to 9 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecuador - Ecuadorian page on wikipedia.org
  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