Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Chile

Using Micro USB type B cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Chilean power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a three pinned Type L power charger.

Chilean power outlet

When packing for a holiday to Chile it is useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common electronics when you're there. However, by not knowing which power supply to expect you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival which might not be compatible. Different frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. 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.If travelling to Chile the following instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using the types L or C Chilean 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Chileans will use Type L plugs in their power outlets. Power supplies are different regionally therefore we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Chile from another country please check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to stay somewhere like Santiago we also recommend referring to the Wikipedia web page about Chile [1] for more details.

These instructions show you how to connect the Chilean power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed OS version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon website 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 further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Chile

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

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

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Chile to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Chileans use two different standards of power outlets (L and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Chile

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Chile and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Chile.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Chile.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Chile?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Chilean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Chilean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Chilean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Chilean power outlet. This unearthed plug outlet, also known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by the two adjacent holes where the pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cable into the USB mains adapter 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 tablet situated next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 11 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Chilean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Chilean power outlet

Using USB Type B cord and a Type L USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Chilean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Chilean power outlet you will need to use a Type L USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type L USB power adapter into the Chilean power outlet. The hexagon shaped plug supply (sometimes known as a Type L power outlet [7]) looks like 3 round holes in a line. Note that there are two different variations of Type L plug outlet rated at 10 amps and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 situated to the right of the HDMI connector you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts 9 to 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 battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Chilean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile - Wikipedia web page about Chile
  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/typeC.htm - Type C 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 C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  8. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L 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