How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Thailand

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Thai power outlet with USB micro Type B cable and a Type A USB adapter, how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger

Thai power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were written to prepare people wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.When you're staying in Thailand this page contains instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the standard types B, A or C Thai 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find a majority of Thai will typically use Type B sockets in their plug outlets. When you are visiting Thailand from a different country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Thai power outlet to your Second Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle is recognised by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you have installed firmware version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Go to the Amazon.com 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 guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Thailand

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

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best travel charger for Thailand to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Thai use three different standards of wall outlets (B, A and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Thailand

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Thailand using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Thailand.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Thailand?

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

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Thai power outlet with USB micro Type B cable and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Thai power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 8.9 inch Kindle situated to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Thai power outlet

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

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type B power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Thai power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Thai 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. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [7]) is recognised by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power adapter 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 HD 8.9" situated next to the HDMI connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts roughly 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. 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 B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Thai power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Thai power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Thai power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Thai power outlet. This unearthed wall supply, sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [9], is recognised by 2 holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cable into the power adapter 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 HD 8.9" situated next to the HDMI connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Thai power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thailand - Thailand Wikipedia web 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/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