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

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Maltese power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type G power charger.

Maltese power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially for the first time traveller. If you're going to Malta these instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using their 230 volt 50Hz Type G Maltese plug outlet, the Maltese will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If travelling to Malta from another country please double check your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your 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 over-heating during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect the Maltese power outlet to the Kindle Fire HD7 Second Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 10.5.1 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle firmware update which ensures you have the most up to date features for your device. Visit the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Malta

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

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

Malta

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Malta to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Malta. By only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Malta

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Malta and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Malta.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 a 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Malta. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Malta?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Maltese power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Maltese power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the Kindle tablet situated next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Maltese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD7 Second Generation takes around 5 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation lasts 8 - 9 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Maltese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org page about Malta
  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, 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.