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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Chadian power outlet with micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 2 pinned Europlug Type C USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Chadian power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Chad. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you're visiting abroad.When visiting Chad the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using their D, C, E or F type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sources change from country to country therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections global power connections list for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Chad from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Chadian power outlet to your and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle version can be recognised by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 10.5.1 OS or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Chad

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

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

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Chad is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Chadians use four different types of wall outlets (D, C, E and F) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support 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, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this 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 Chad or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Chad 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 offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Chad.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Chad?

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Chadian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Chadian power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 can find the USB port on the side of your Kindle found to the right of the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life is 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using Type B micro USB connector and a Type D power charger to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Chadian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Chadian power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [7], can be recognised by the three circular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the type B micro USB connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your located to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will show a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle battery life lasts roughly 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Chadian power outlet

Using type B micro USB connector and a Type E power charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Chadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Chadian power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet, sometimes known as the CEE 7/7 plug, can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB 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. On the side of your Fire found to the right of the HDMI connector you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life is 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Chadian power outlet

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

Using USB Micro Type B connector with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Chadian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Chadian power outlet. The sunken circular power outlet, sometimes known as the Schuko plug, can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your tablet located to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the screen will display a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes around less than 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation 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.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Chadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad - wikipedia.org page about Chad
  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/typeC.htm - Type C 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 C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters