How to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Tonga

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type I USB charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Tongan power outlet.

Tongan power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge their Kindle Fire 2nd generation when they're abroad.This page is a step by step guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you are visiting Tonga by using their 240 volt 50Hz I Type power supply. Most power sources will change regionally so we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide for a full list showing regions. If you are travelling to Tonga from a different country check your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

The following page shows how to connect the Tongan power outlet to the 7" Kindle Fire HD Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire model can be recognised by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation update to ensure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle. For more information go to the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Tonga

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in Tonga?

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

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Tonga to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Tonga. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tonga

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tonga and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Tonga.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tonga. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Tonga?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Tongan power outlet with Type B USB cord with a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Tongan power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type I USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your 7" Kindle Fire HD Second Generation situated next to the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Tongan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Fire should last approximately 8 to 9 hours. For more information on charging the please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Tongan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Tonga
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, priced at around £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, estimated cost around £5.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around £10.