How to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying in Belize

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Belizean power outlet by using Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type B power charger

Belizean power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. This useful guide will show you what you'll need to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you are travelling to Belize by using the standard Type G, A or B Belizean 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation does not power up or charges slowly when visiting Belize from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

The following page shows how to connect the Belizean power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this particular version of the Kindle tablet by the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 10.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. Go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation PDF manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Belize

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Belizean power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Belize to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different standards of power outlets in Belize (types G, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Belize

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Belize and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Belize.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 Belize. [11]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Belize?

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

Using type B USB cord and a Type G power charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Belizean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Belizean power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Belizean power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of your Fire found to the right of the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life is 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Belizean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B USB cord and a Type A power charger to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Belizean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire 2nd generation from the Belizean power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Belizean power outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by the 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of your located to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the tablet battery life is 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Belizean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Belizean power outlet by using Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Belizean power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, sometimes called a Type B power outlet [9], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of your tablet located to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes roughly less than 5 hours to completely charge to full capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation should last approximately 8 to 9 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Belizean power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Belize country Wikipedia page
  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$4-C$5.
  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 C$10-C$15.
  7. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  8. 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, under C$5.
  9. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  10. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, costs under C$5.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price C$15-C$20.