Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Taiwan

Using Type B USB micro cord with a three pin Type A USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Taiwanese power outlet and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type B USB adapter.

Taiwanese power outlet

If planning a trip it can be helpful to know in advance if you can use your gadgets such as mobiles or tablets at your hotel. But, without knowing which wall socket is used in Taiwan you are likely to bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival which might not be compatible and cause damage to the device. Varying complicated standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation . When staying in Taiwan the following instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using the Type B or A Taiwanese 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, a majority of Taiwanese will normally use Type B power outlets. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Taiwan from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning on staying somewhere such as Taipei City or Kaohsiung read the Wikipedia.org entry about Taiwan [1] for further details on travelling to the location.

These instructions show how to connect the Taiwanese power outlet to your and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire version is recognised by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 8.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update which makes sure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. For more information visit 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 guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Taiwan

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Taiwanese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Taiwan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of plug sockets in Taiwan (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Taiwan

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Taiwan using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Taiwan.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Taiwan?

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a three pin Type A USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Taiwanese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Taiwanese 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 plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, technically called the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the two slots next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB 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. At the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire located to the right of the HDMI output you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 11 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Taiwanese 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 Taiwanese power outlet

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Taiwanese power outlet with USB Type B cord and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Taiwanese power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the Taiwanese power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [7], can be recognised by the two slots next to each other where the twin blades go with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter 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 Second Generation Kindle Fire found to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately around 5 hours to completely recharge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the charging process. The 8.9 inch Kindle battery life should last 9 - 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.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Taiwanese power outlet

See also

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