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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Canadian power outlet by using Type B USB cord with a 3 pinned Type A power charger.

Canadian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Canada. If you are visiting Canada these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a standard 120 volt 60Hz Type A Canadian plug outlet, the Canadians will use NEMA 1-15 P ungrounded plugs for wall outlets. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Canada from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the Kindle Fire 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the Canadian power outlet to your Kindle Fire Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle tablet can be recognised by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 10.5.1 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update which ensures you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. For more information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Canada

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Canadian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Canada?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation then the best international travel charger for Canada is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Canada

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Canada and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Canada using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Canada.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in Canada?

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

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type A USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Canadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Canadian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by two slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire situated next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Canadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the Kindle battery life is roughly 8 to 9 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Canadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada - wikipedia.org page about Canada
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201009560&linkId=EHVRDTACVKWJ25RH - Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, priced 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, estimated cost under C$10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under C$20.