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

Solomon Islands power outlet to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation

Solomon Islands power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when they're visiting abroad.This useful guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you're travelling to Solomon Islands by using the standard types G or I Solomon Islands 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of countries. If travelling to Solomon Islands from another country please ensure the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on visiting a place such as Honiara or Gizo read the Solomon Islands Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Solomon Islands power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this particular model of the Kindle Fire by the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed firmware version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation firmware update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your device. Go to 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 Solomon Islands

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in Solomon Islands?

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Solomon Islands.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Solomon Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets that Solomon Islanders use (types G and I) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As 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 switching the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and 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 buy individual travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Solomon Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however 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 both Solomon Islands 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 Solomon Islands 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Solomon Islands. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Solomon Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Solomon Islands power outlet

Using Type B micro USB connector and a Type G power charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Solomon Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Solomon Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B micro USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of the Kindle found to the right of the HDMI connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Solomon Islands 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 around less than 5 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The Fire battery life is 8 - 9 hours. For more 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 G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Solomon Islands power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Solomon Islands Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced at £15-£20.
  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 at £5-£10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.