Charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when visiting The Philippines

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Filipino power outlet using micro USB type B connector with a 3 pin Type B power adapter, how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 2 pin Type A power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 2 pin Type C USB plug

Filipino power outlet

If planning a vacation it is helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your devices like cell phones or cameras when you're there. But by not knowing which plug socket is used you could pack the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there which might be incompatible and cause problems with your Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. When you're visiting The Philippines these instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using their standard C, A or B type Filipino 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, please note Type C plug outlets are normally used by most Filipinos. You will discover power supplies vary depending on which country you are in therefore we recommend reading the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to The Philippines from a different region please make sure that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning to visit a destination such as Quezon City we recommend referring to the The Philippines Wiki page [1] for further details.

This guide shows how to connect the Filipino power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle model by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 10.5.1 operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire 2nd generation software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your device. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Philippines

Can you use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Philippines?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Philippines?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best travel charger for The Philippines to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Filipinas use three different standards of wall outlets (types C, A and B) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. 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 as well as being convenient for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel to different places we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Philippines

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Philippines using 3 pinned type B American 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 and offers 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Philippines.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Philippines?

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type A power charger to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Filipino power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Filipino power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two adjacent slots for live and neutral blades. Please note power cords with type A sockets which are rated at only 125 V shouldn't be used so we recommend checking first.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your found to the right of the HDMI connector you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately less than 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire Second Generation is approximately 8 - 9 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Filipino power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Filipino power outlet with type B micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Filipino power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Filipino power outlet. This plug supply (known as a Type B power outlet [7]) is identified by the 2 thin slots where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin. Note power cords with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used in The Philippines so we suggest checking first.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of your tablet situated to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around around 5 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life should last roughly 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 recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Filipino power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Filipino power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Filipino power outlet with type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Filipino power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Filipino power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as the Europlug or Type C power outlet [9], can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your tablet situated to the right of the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on the Second Generation Kindle Fire is approximately 8 - 9 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Filipino power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines - The Philippines Wiki 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, under £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, priced £5-£10.
  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, £10-£15.
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, £15-£20.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.