Charging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a power outlet in The Cayman Islands

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type A power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a Type B USB adapter.

Cayman Islands power outlet

If you are organizing a trip it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any common electrical devices that you are bringing with you. Without knowing which power socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, meaning having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power their Kindle Fire 2nd generation when they're abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing you what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you are in The Cayman Islands using the Type B or A Cayman Islands 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, you'll discover a majority of Caymanians will use the Type B sockets in their wall outlets. If the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to The Cayman Islands from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

The following instructions show how to connect the Cayman Islands power outlet to the Kindle Fire Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle Fire version by the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes you are using version 10.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation Fire OS, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Cayman Islands

Can the Kindle Fire 2nd generation be used in The Cayman Islands?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire 2nd generation to a Cayman Islands power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire 2nd generation and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for The Cayman Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in The Cayman Islands (B and A) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cayman Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting The Cayman Islands using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in The Cayman Islands?

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cayman Islands power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type A power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the Cayman Islands power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet (known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet blades go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. On the side of the situated to the right of the HDMI connector you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The takes approximately around 5 hours to fully recharge, however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the charging process. The 7 inch Kindle battery life should last 8 to 9 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Cayman Islands 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 Cayman Islands power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type B power adapter to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cayman Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Cayman Islands power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [7], is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin blades go with a single semicircular hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. You will find the USB port on the side of the Kindle Fire Second Generation found to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire 2nd generation will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life should last around 8 - 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a Cayman Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Islands - wikipedia.org web page about The Cayman Islands
  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
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters