Charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when planning a trip to The Cayman Islands

Using Micro USB type B cord with a Type A USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Cayman Islands power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're visiting abroad.If you're staying in The Cayman Islands this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using their standard B or A type Cayman Islands 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Caymanians will normally use Type B plugs in their plug outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to The Cayman Islands from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Cayman Islands power outlet to the Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 8.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation Fire OS operating system, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle Fire. Visit the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation PDF guide for further information.

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

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

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Cayman Islands?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for The Cayman Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Caymanians use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual travel chargers for your Cayman Islands trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power 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 tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to The Cayman Islands we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online - the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cayman Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Cayman Islands 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 The Cayman Islands.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 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 The Cayman Islands.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Cayman Islands?

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

Using Type B USB Micro connector and a Type A USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cayman Islands power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Cayman Islands power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent slots where the plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter 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 your 8.9" Kindle located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around around 5 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life should last 9 to 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Cayman Islands 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 Cayman Islands power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Cayman Islands power outlet using Micro USB Type B cord with a Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Cayman Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other with a semicircle hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the 8.9 inch Kindle located next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cayman Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Islands - Cayman Islands country page on Wikipedia
  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/typeA.htm - Type A 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 A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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