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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an American power outlet using type B Micro USB cord with a 3 pinned Type A power charger and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a three pinned Type B USB charger.

American power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially for the first time traveller. When going to America this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the standard types B or A 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, you will find most Americans will use Type B wall outlets. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting America from another country then check that it is compatible with a 120 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is dual voltage (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

This guide shows you how to connect the American power outlet to the 8.9 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 8.5.1 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. Visit the manufacturers website 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 for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in America

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

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

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best travel adapter for America to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Americans use two different types of plug sockets (types B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because 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. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for America

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but 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 necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting America using 3 pin 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 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting America.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in America?

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an American power outlet using type B Micro USB cord with a 3 pinned Type A power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the American power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B cord into 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 the Kindle situated next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the American power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life is 9 to 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 battery times and the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an American power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an American power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an American power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the American power outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type B power outlet [7]) can be recognised by the two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircular hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of your located to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the American power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the 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 times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an American power outlet

See also

  1. https://www.visittheusa.co.uk/ - Visit The USA
  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, priced at 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, estimated price under C$10.
  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, C$15-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.