How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Afghanistan

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Afghan power outlet using type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a double pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

Afghan power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to assist visitors wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when they're going abroad.When you're travelling to Afghanistan this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the standard types F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sources change depending on which area you taking a trip to therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different countries. If you are visiting Afghanistan from a different country make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Afghan power outlet to your Second Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle tablet can be recognised by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. This guide assumes that you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation operating system, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. For more information visit the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Afghanistan

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Afghanistan?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Afghanistan by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Afghanistan?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Afghanistan to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Afghans use (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Afghanistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Afghanistan 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Afghanistan.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Afghanistan.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Afghanistan?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Afghan power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Afghan power outlet using type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Afghan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of your tablet found next to the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Afghan power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Afghan power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Afghan power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using an Afghan power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the Afghan power outlet. The recessed circular wall supply can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of the Kindle Fire Second Generation situated next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Second Generation Kindle Fire battery life is roughly 9 to 11 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Afghan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan - Afghanistan Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201016060&linkId=DLOFYKA26TCA5NOB - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C 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 HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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