Charging the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when planning a trip to New Caledonia

Using Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a New Caledonian power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation using a two pin Type F USB plug.

New Caledonian power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page is a useful guide showing how to supply power to the Kindle Fire 2nd generation when you're travelling to New Caledonia using the types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting New Caledonia from another country ensure your Kindle Fire 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend on taking a trip to a New Caledonian city like Nouméa or Wé read the Wikipedia entry about New Caledonia [1] for more indepth information.

The following instructions show you how to connect the New Caledonian power outlet to your 7 inch 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 make of the Kindle tablet can be identified by the power and volume 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 please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire 2nd generation software update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire 2nd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in New Caledonia

Can you use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in New Caledonia?

You can use a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in New Caledonia by using a power adaptor.

New Caledonia

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in New Caledonia?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire 2nd generation the best international travel adapter for New Caledonia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. New Caledonians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

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 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 necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both New Caledonia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting New Caledonia.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as 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 New Caledonia. [9]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire 2nd generation in New Caledonia?

Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation using the New Caledonian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the New Caledonian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in 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. At the side of your 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire Second Generation screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation battery life should last 8 to 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire 2nd generation with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet

A guide showing you how to power a Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet by using USB Type B cord with a Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the New Caledonian power outlet. You can identify the power outlet by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire 2nd generation. At the side of your Kindle found next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire 2nd generation lasts roughly 8 to 9 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire 2nd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about New Caledonia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under 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, around C$10.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under C$5.
  9. 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.