How to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation when planning a trip to Cyprus

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Cypriot power outlet.

Cypriot power outlet

If you are packing for a trip it can often be helpful to know if you can charge your important devices that you'll be bringing along with you. Without knowing which power socket is being used in Cyprus you could end up either weighing your bags down with unnecessary spare adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to purchase a suitable charger on arrival. Complicated voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you are going to Cyprus.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you are visiting Cyprus using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Cypriot power outlet, the Cypriots will use a 13 amp plug for charging. When you are visiting Cyprus from another country please make sure that your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Cypriot power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle Fire HD and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This version of the Kindle is recognised by the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you are using Fire operating system version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation software update which ensures you have the most up to date features for your device. Visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Cyprus

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

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

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Cyprus?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best travel charger for Cyprus to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cyprus 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Cyprus using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Cyprus.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Cyprus?

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

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Cypriot power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Cypriot power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Cypriot power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three vertical slots with shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your Kindle located to the right of the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cypriot power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will show a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately around 5 hours to completely recharge but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on your 7 inch Kindle is 8 to 9 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cypriot power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - Cypriot country page on wikipedia
  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