How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in India

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Indian power outlet by using Type B micro USB cord and a Type D power charger, how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type C power plug and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type M power plug

Indian power outlet

If you are organizing to travel to India it is helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your common devices when you reach your destination. But without knowing which plug socket is used in India you may bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. This page is a guide showing what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in India by using the standard Type D, C or M Indian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type D power outlets are used by most Indians. When you are visiting India from a different country double check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

This guide shows how to connect the Indian power outlet to the 8.9" Kindle Fire HD Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation firmware update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. 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 manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in India

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to an Indian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in India?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for India is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Indians use three different types of plug sockets (D, C and M) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to India or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a flexible power charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for India

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting India.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a more generous 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting India.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in India?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Indian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Indian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Indian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of the Fire found to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes around less than 5 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts roughly 9 - 11 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Indian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Indian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Indian power outlet by using Type B micro USB cord and a Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Indian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. You can identify this wall supply by 3 circular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 your tablet located to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The battery life on your tablet should last approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Indian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type M power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Indian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using an Indian power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the Indian power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type M power outlet [9], can be recognised by the three large circular holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB connector into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of your tablet located to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 5 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the tablet battery life is 9 - 11 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India - wikipedia.org page about India
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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