Charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when planning a trip to Czech Republic

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Czech power outlet using type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type C USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type E USB charger.

Czech power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Czech Republic.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you're in Czech Republic using the types E or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type E wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Czechs. You'll discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Czech Republic from a different country please check that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Czech power outlet to your 7" Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this particular version of Kindle by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation user manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Czech Republic

Can you use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Czech Republic?

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Czech Republic by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best international travel adapter for Czech Republic is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Czechs use two different types of power outlets (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Czech trip. 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 luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a flexible power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Czech Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Czech Republic using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Czech Republic.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Czech Republic?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Czech power outlet using type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Czech power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Czech power outlet. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) can be identified by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire found to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes roughly less than 5 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life should last 8 to 9 hours depending on how you use the tablet. 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 C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Czech power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Czech power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Czech power outlet using type B USB Micro cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Czech power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger 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 7" Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in 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 Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life should last 8 to 9 hours. 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 Czech power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic - Czech Republic 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/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, estimated cost around £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, around £5.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, £5-£10.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs £10-£15.