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

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Turkish power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a double pin Type F USB charger.

Turkish power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. When you are visiting Turkey the following useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using their types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Turks. If you are travelling to Turkey from a different region please double check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check 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 overloading when powering up.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Turkish power outlet to the 8.9 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle tablet by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed OS version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update which ensures you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Turkey

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Turkish power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Turkey to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Turkey (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Turkey we suggest buying a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Turkey using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Turkey.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Turkey?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Turkish power outlet

Using USB micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Turkish power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Turkish power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the twin pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the mains 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 on the side of the Kindle situated to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle Fire takes around under 5 hours to completely recharge but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 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 battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Turkish power outlet

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

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pin Type F USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Turkish power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Turkish power outlet. This circular wall supply (known as a Schuko plug) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the situated to the right of the HDMI connector you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes approximately around 5 hours to fully recharge, however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the 8.9 inch Kindle battery life should last 9 to 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 process and battery life.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Turkish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey - wikipedia entry about Turkey
  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