How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Barbados

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Barbadian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a three pin Type B USB charger.

Barbadian power outlet

If you are planning a holiday to Barbados it's helpful to know if you'll be able to use your essential electrical devices like mobiles or laptop computers when you get there. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you could end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when going abroad.This page contains a step by step guide demonstrating what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're travelling to Barbados by using the standard Type B or A 115 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Bajans use Type B sockets in their plug outlets. Most power sources will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections global power connections list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Barbados from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

The following page shows how to connect the Barbadian power outlet to your Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 8.5.1 Fire operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your device. For further information go to 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 manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Barbados

Can the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation be used in Barbados?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Barbados.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best travel charger for Barbados is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Barbados (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbados

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however for those 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 can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Barbados.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Barbados. [9]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Barbados?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Barbadian power outlet

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Barbadian power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a Type A power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Barbadian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the 2 slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B micro USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of the Fire located to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The takes roughly less than 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts roughly 9 to 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 procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Barbadian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Barbadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Barbadian power outlet with type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Barbadian 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. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the Barbadian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB 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. You can find the USB port on the side of your 8.9 inch Kindle situated next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around 5 hours to completely charge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle tablet battery life lasts 9 - 11 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Barbadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Barbados
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 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, 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 price around C$10.
  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, estimated price 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, under C$20.