How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when planning a trip to Cambodia

The Wiki Connections page on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Cambodian power outlet with Micro USB type B cable with a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger, how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a three pinned Type G power plug and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type A USB adapter

Cambodian power outlet

Complicated voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are going to Cambodia.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are visiting Cambodia using their standard types G, A or C Cambodian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Cambodia from a different region check that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from being damaged during charging.

The following instructions show how to connect the Cambodian power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle Fire version by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update to ensure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle Fire. For further information go to the support 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 guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Cambodia

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Cambodian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation and visiting more than one country the best travel adapter for Cambodia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Cambodians use three different standards of power outlets (G, A and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cambodia

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] 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, but for visitors 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 can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Cambodia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Cambodia.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Cambodia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Cambodian power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Cambodian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of the tablet found next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 5 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using type B USB connector with a Type A USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Cambodian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the two pins go. Please note that power cables with type A sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so we suggest checking prior to proceeding.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of the situated next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD8.9 takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The Kindle Fire HD8.9 Second Generation battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cambodian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cambodian power outlet

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type C power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cambodian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Cambodian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B cable 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 tablet located next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to completely recharge, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life is around 9 to 11 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cambodian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodia - Cambodian 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&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=DLOFYKA26TCA5NOB - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters