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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Vietnamese power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a Europlug Type C power adapter, how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 3 pin Type G USB plug and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type A USB plug

Vietnamese power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Vietnam.When you are travelling to Vietnam the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using their standard G, A or C type Vietnamese 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type G power outlets will be used by a majority of Vietnamese. Power sockets differ depending on which region you are travelling to so we suggest reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Vietnam from a different region make sure your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up.

These instructions show how to connect the Vietnamese power outlet to the Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle model by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using Fire OS version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation software update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Vietnam

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

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation then the best travel charger for Vietnam to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Vietnamese use three different types of wall outlets (types G, A and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included heads 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 along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a flexible power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Vietnam

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Vietnam and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Vietnam 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Vietnam.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Vietnam?

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

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Vietnamese power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the three rectangular slots forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of your 8.9" Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese 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 charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle Fire takes around less than 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts around 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet

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

Using type B USB micro cable and a 3 pin Type A USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Vietnamese power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one 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. You will find the USB port at the side of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese 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 charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire Second Generation takes roughly 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 the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD is approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. For more information 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 Vietnamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Vietnamese power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Vietnamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet (known as a Europlug or Type C power outlet [9]) can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of your tablet situated to the right of the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly less than 5 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam - Vietnamese 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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