How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Hong Kong

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Hong Kong power outlet.

Hong Kong power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when they're going to Hong Kong.If you are visiting Hong Kong this page contains instructions showing how to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using their 220 volt 50Hz G Type Hong Kong wall outlet, with the Hongkongers using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. You'll discover that most power sockets are different regionally so we recommend reading our Wikiconnections global power sockets guide where you'll find a full list showing countries. If you are travelling to Hong Kong from a different country double check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Hong Kong power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle tablet is recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 8.5.1 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation firmware update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your tablet. For further information go to the Amazon.com 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.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Hong Kong

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Hong Kong power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation then the best international travel charger for Hong Kong is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. By only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Hong Kong

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Hong Kong 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Hong Kong.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a flexible 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Hong Kong.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Hong Kong?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Hong Kong power outlet

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Hong Kong power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Hong Kong power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger 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 the tablet located to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the Hong Kong power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 5 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle should last 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.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Hong Kong power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong - Hong Kong 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/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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters