Charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when planning a trip to The British Virgin Islands

Using Micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet and how to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire 2nd generation . These instructions have been written to help assist people wanting to power their Kindle Fire 2nd generation when staying abroad.If you're visiting The British Virgin Islands this page has instructions showing you charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation by using their types B or A 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to The British Virgin Islands from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on travelling to a British Virgin Islands city like Road Town or Spanish Town please refer to the Wikipedia.org web page about The British Virgin Islands [1] for more indepth information.

The following instructions show you how to connect the British Virgin Islands power outlet to your 7" Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This particular version of the Kindle can be identified 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 OS version 10.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire 2nd generation software update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. For more information visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The British Virgin Islands

Can you use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The British Virgin Islands?

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The British Virgin Islands by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The British Virgin Islands?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best international travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets in The British Virgin Islands (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters for your British Virgin Islands trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size 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 versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to The British Virgin Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The British Virgin Islands?

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a British Virgin Islands 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. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. The power supply, technically called the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains 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 7" Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes around less than 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life lasts around 8 - 9 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using USB Type B connector with a 3 pin Type B power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power supply, technically called the Type B power outlet [7], can be identified by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your 7" Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI socket you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately less than 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life lasts roughly 8 - 9 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about The British Virgin Islands
  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 C$25-C$30.
  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, costing under C$15.
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. 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, priced under C$20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.