How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in China

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Chinese power outlet with Micro USB Type B cable with a Type I power charger, recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a two pinned Type A USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type C power charger

Chinese power outlet

Different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in China. This page has useful instructions which shows exactly how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are in China by using the standard types I, A or C Chinese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type I power outlets are normally used by most Chinese. When you are visiting China from a different country check that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

This guide shows how to connect the Chinese power outlet to the Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 8.5.1 Fire OS operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update which ensures you have all the latest fixes for your device. For further information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in China

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

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

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation then the best international travel power adapter for China to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Chinese use three different types of plug sockets (I, A and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to China or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for China

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting China using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting China.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in China?

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

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type A power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Chinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Chinese power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Chinese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of the tablet located to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Chinese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the tablet should last approximately 9 to 11 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation 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 A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Chinese power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Chinese power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Chinese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Chinese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You will find the USB port on the side of the Kindle found to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Chinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 5 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life is roughly 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Chinese power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Chinese power outlet with Micro USB Type B cable with a Type I power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Chinese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the Chinese power outlet. The power outlet (called a Type I power outlet [9]) can be identified by three thin slots for the live, neutral and ground. Please note that the neutral and live blades are reversed compared to Argentinian plug outlets, check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible with a Chinese power supply.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You will find the USB port on the side of your Kindle tablet found to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Chinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 5 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life is 9 - 11 hours depending on use. 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 Chinese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China - Chinese Wikipedia page
  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/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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  10. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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