Charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in The British Virgin Islands

A page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type A power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a three pinned Type B power charger.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation . These instructions were specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.This step-by-step guide will show exactly how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when going to The British Virgin Islands using their standard B or A type 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting The British Virgin Islands from a different region 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 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is dual-voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the British Virgin Islands power outlet to your and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire model can be identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 8.5.1 operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation software update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The British Virgin Islands

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The British Virgin Islands?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The British Virgin Islands?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best international travel charger for The British Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. British Virgin Islanders use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

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 HD 8.9 2nd generation, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The British Virgin Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting The British Virgin Islands using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [9] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The British Virgin Islands?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord with a Type A USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. The power supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by the two adjacent slots next 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 USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of your situated to the right of the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

A page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply, technically called a Type B power outlet [7], can be identified by the two slots adjacent to each other with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the long ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the 8.9" Kindle Fire located to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation will show a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle Fire HD takes roughly under 5 hours to completely charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the charging process. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 11 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - The British Virgin Islands Wikipedia page
  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, under 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, under C$15.
  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, 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, estimated price C$15-C$20.