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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a French Polynesian power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type A power charger, recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type B power plug and charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

French Polynesian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist travellers wanting to charge their Kindle Fire 2nd generation abroad.When visiting French Polynesia the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using their E, A or B type 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to French Polynesia from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes 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. If you plan on visiting a place such as Papeete or Mahina read the French Polynesia country Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the French Polynesian power outlet to the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD 7" and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. We recommend 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 of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 10.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your tablet. Visit the support site at 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 French Polynesia

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in French Polynesia?

You can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a French Polynesian power outlet.

French Polynesia

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for French Polynesia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of power outlets in French Polynesia (types E, A and B) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these 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 plugs. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, and 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 French Polynesia. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight 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 smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for French Polynesia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 French Polynesia 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 most travellers from around the world visiting French Polynesia. [11]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in French Polynesia?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a French Polynesian power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type A power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a French Polynesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the French Polynesian power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of the located to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the screen will display a charging icon which indicates 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 the recharging cycle. The Fire battery life lasts roughly 8 - 9 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a French Polynesian power outlet

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

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the French Polynesian 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. You can identify this power supply by two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then 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. You can find the USB port on the side of your tablet located to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 5 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation lasts around 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 French Polynesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a French Polynesian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a French Polynesian power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a French Polynesian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the French Polynesian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes and one metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen 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 battery life on your tablet lasts approximately 8 to 9 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a French Polynesian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - French Polynesia country Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, £2-£3.
  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 around £5.
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, costing around £20.
  9. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, under £10.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.