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

A guide on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Belizean power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter, how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a three pin Type G USB adapter and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a three pin Type B USB adapter

Belizean power outlet

Differing voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when they are staying abroad.This page contains a useful guide showing you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are travelling to Belize using their G, A or B type 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Belize from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you intend to visit a Belizean destination like Belize City or San Ignacio refer to the wikipedia.org page about Belize [1] for more details prior to the location.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Belizean power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes that you are using firmware version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update to ensure you have the most up to date features for your device. Visit the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation PDF manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Belize

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Belizean power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Belize?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Belize is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Belizeans use three different types of plug sockets (types G, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers on your trip to Belize. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Belize

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Belize and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Belize using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This offers 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 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Belize. [11] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Belize?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Belizean power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Belizean power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the 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 on the side of your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD situated next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation should last approximately 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Belizean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Belizean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Belizean power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type A power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Belizean power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [8] 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 [7], is recognised by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect 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. At the side of the Kindle Fire Second Generation situated next to the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 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 Fire HD8.9" Second Generation battery life is 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 battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Belizean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type B USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Belizean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Belizean power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Belizean power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots next to each other with a hole below for the slightly longer earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD Second Generation found to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Belizean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the tablet battery life should last approximately 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Belizean power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Belize
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, 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, around C$10.
  7. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  8. 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, priced under C$30.
  9. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  10. 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.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.