Charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when visiting The Philippines

Learn how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Filipino power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type A USB charger, charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type B power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type C Europlug power adapter

Filipino power outlet

If you are packing for a trip it is useful to know if you can use your essential gadgets like cell phones or tablets when you're there. Without knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and cause damage to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in The Philippines.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're travelling to The Philippines using the Type C, A or B Filipino 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Filipinos will use the Type C power outlets. If you are travelling to The Philippines from a different region please check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Filipino power outlet to your 8.9" Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this Kindle model by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 8.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation Fire OS, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle. For further information go to the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Philippines

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Philippines by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Philippines?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for The Philippines to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Filipinos use three different types of power outlets (types C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Philippines

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Philippines and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Philippines using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 The Philippines.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Philippines?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Filipino power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type A USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Filipino power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Filipino power outlet you will 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 taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins sit. Be aware that power cables used with type A outlets which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used in The Philippines so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the found next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire Second Generation screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire takes roughly under 5 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life should last 9 to 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 process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Filipino power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type B USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Filipino power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Filipino power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Filipino power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [7], can be recognised by 2 thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle hole below for the earth pin. Be aware that power cables used with type B outlets which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used in The Philippines so please check prior to turning the power on.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the found next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire takes roughly under 5 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life should last 9 to 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 process.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Filipino power outlet

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

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Filipino power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Filipino power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Filipino power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly less than 5 hours to fully charge but this may take longer if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is approximately 9 - 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 life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Filipino power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines - wikipedia entry about The Philippines
  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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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