Charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when planning a trip to Singapore

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Singapore power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter, how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 2 pin Europlug Type C power charger and recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 3 pin Type M power adapter

Singapore power outlet

When packing for a trip to Singapore it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your important electronics when you get there. By not knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation . The following useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Singapore using the Type G, C or M 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Singaporeans will use the Type G power outlets. You'll discover power sockets will change depending on which region you are visiting therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Singapore from a different country please double check the Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

These instructions show how to connect the Singapore power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle model by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using Fire operating system version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update which ensures you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit the manufacturers site at 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 Singapore

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Singapore power outlet.

Singapore

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

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best travel charger for Singapore is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of power outlets that Singaporeans use (G, C and M) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger like this online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Singapore

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Singapore.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Singapore. [11]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Singapore?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Singapore power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Singapore power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Singapore power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Singapore power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth. Type G electrical outlets are the most commonly used outlets in Singapore.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD located next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is approximately 8 - 9 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Singapore power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Singapore power outlet

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Singapore power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Singapore power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Singapore power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins. Type C plug outlets in Singapore might not be as commonplace.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of the Fire found next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle Fire will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes roughly under 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life should last 8 to 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Singapore power outlet

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

Using type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type M power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Singapore power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Singapore power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three round holes in a triangular shape. Be aware that Type M electrical sockets aren't as common in Singapore.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of your tablet situated to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire Second Generation will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life should last 8 to 9 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Visitsingapore - Visit Singapore
  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, estimated cost C$15-C$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, under C$15.
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing under C$20.
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, priced at under C$20.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.