How to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Tuvalu

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type I USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Tuvaluan power outlet.

Tuvaluan power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never visited before. When you are travelling to Tuvalu this page contains instructions showing how to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using their 220 volt 50Hz Type I Tuvaluan wall supply. When you are visiting Tuvalu from a different region please ensure that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Tuvaluan power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. This guide assumes you are using operating system version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle update which ensures you have all the latest set of features for your Kindle. For more information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Tuvalu

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Tuvalu by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Tuvalu is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Tuvalu. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tuvalu

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tuvalu and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Tuvalu 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Tuvalu. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Tuvalu?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Tuvaluan power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Tuvaluan power outlet with USB Micro Type B cable with a Type I power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Tuvaluan 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. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the Tuvaluan power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by three slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your 7 inch Kindle Fire HD Second Generation situated next to the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Tuvaluan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely charge to full capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation should last approximately 8 to 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Tuvaluan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Tuvalu
  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, £20-£25.
  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, £10-£15.