How to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation when planning a trip to Anguilla

Anguillan power outlet to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation

Anguillan power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation . This page was specifically written to assist visitors wanting to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when they are staying abroad.The following step-by-step guide shows exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you are travelling to Anguilla by using a 110 volt 60Hz A Type Anguillan wall outlet, the Anguillans will use NEMA 1-15 ungrounded plugs for power outlets. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Anguilla from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on travelling to a place like North Side we also recommend referring to the wikipedia web page about Anguilla [1] for further information on the location.

The following page shows you how to connect the Anguillan power outlet to the Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 10.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire 2nd generation firmware update which makes sure you have the latest features for your device. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Anguilla

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

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Anguilla by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best travel charger for Anguilla to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Anguilla

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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Anguilla.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Anguilla. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Anguilla?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Anguillan power outlet

Using type B USB micro cord and a Type A power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Anguillan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Anguillan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Anguillan power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the tablet found next to the HDMI output you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Anguillan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD7 display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on your tablet should last around 8 - 9 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from an Anguillan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Anguilla
  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, costing £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, around £5.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.