Charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when planning a trip to Kazakhstan

Using USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Kazakhstani power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a two pin Schuko Type F USB plug.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. The following simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Kazakhstan using the types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are travelling to Kazakhstan from another region ensure your 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 (for example 110v) ensure your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Kazakhstani power outlet to your Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this Kindle model by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle firmware update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your device. Visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation user manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Kazakhstan

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

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

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation then the best travel adapter for Kazakhstan is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of power outlets in Kazakhstan (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kazakhstan

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kazakhstan and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Kazakhstan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the 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.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Kazakhstan?

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

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

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Kazakhstani 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 the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the 8.9 inch Kindle located next to the HDMI socket you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts around 9 to 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Kazakhstani power outlet

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Kazakhstani power outlet by using Type B USB Micro cable and a Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Kazakhstani power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Kazakhstani power outlet. This sunken round power outlet (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [7]) can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB Micro connector into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Kazakhstani power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts roughly 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 the recharging procedure.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Kazakhstani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan - Kazakhstani country 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/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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters