How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in New Zealand

Instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a New Zealand power outlet by using USB micro type B cord with a Type I USB adapter.

New Zealand power outlet

If you are planning a holiday it can be helpful to know if you can power all your essential electronics when you arrive. By not knowing which wall socket is being used in New Zealand you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore having to purchase a suitable adaptor when you need to recharge. Complicated standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation . This guide was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.This page contains a guide which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when travelling to New Zealand using a standard 230 volt 50Hz I Type wall outlet, with the New Zealanders using AS/NZS 3112 plugs for wall outlets. When travelling to New Zealand from a different region make sure the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you're planning on staying somewhere like Auckland or Christchurch read the New Zealand Wikipedia web page [1] for further details.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the New Zealand power outlet to your Kindle Fire Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire version is 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 page assumes you are using OS version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation firmware update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. For further information visit Amazon 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 New Zealand

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

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for New Zealand to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers on your New Zealand trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for New Zealand

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting New Zealand.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with one 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting New Zealand. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in New Zealand?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a New Zealand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a New Zealand power outlet by using USB micro type B cord with a Type I USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the New Zealand power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type I power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three slots in a triangular configuration with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of your Kindle Fire HD Second Generation located to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the New Zealand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life is approximately 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 battery life and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a New Zealand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - New Zealand Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, costing 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, costing around C$10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at under C$20.