Charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in Australia

Australian power outlet to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation

Australian power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire 2nd generation when visiting abroad.When you are travelling to Australia the following useful instructions show powering the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the 230 volt 50Hz Type I Australian power supply. You'll discover that power will differ regionally therefore we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Australia from another country make sure the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when powering up.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Australian power outlet to your 7" Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle model can be identified by the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you are using version 10.5.1 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation software update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your device. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Australia

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

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

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Australia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Australia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting 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 for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Australia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Australia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Australia. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Australia?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Australian power outlet

Using USB micro type B connector and a Type I USB charger to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Australian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Australian power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type I USB power adapter into the wall supply. The plug supply, technically known as a Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 slots forming an upside-down triangle pattern with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground blades. Please note that the live and neutral pins are reversed compared to Argentinian power outlets so check that your Type I power adaptor is compatible in Australia.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your 7" Kindle Fire located to the right of the HDMI output you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Australian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is 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 recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Australian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Australia
  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 £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, around £5.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.