Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Indonesia

The WikiConnections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Indonesian power outlet using type B USB cable and a three pinned Schuko Type F power adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type G power adapter and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type C USB adapter

Indonesian power outlet

If packing for a vacation to Indonesia it is useful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any essential devices like mobiles and tablets when you get there. However by not knowing which power socket is being used you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you needing to borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you get there. Various standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. When you are planning a vacation to Indonesia the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the standard G, C or F type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G power outlets will be typically used by most Indonesians. Most power sources will vary depending on which country you taking a trip to so we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections global power sockets list where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are visiting Indonesia from another region please double check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.

These instructions show how to connect the Indonesian power outlet to your 8.9" Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire model can be identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed version 8.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation firmware, if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle firmware update to ensure you have the latest features for your tablet. For more information go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Indonesia

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

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

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation then the best travel adapter for Indonesia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three standards of power outlets that Indonesians use (G, C and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Indonesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Indonesia using type B US 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 Indonesia.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Indonesia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Indonesian power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Indonesian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three vertical holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD located to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes roughly under 5 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is roughly 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Indonesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Learn how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Indonesian power outlet using micro USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using an Indonesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Indonesian power outlet. This unearthed power outlet can be recognised by the two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cord 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. You will find the USB port at the side of your Kindle situated to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation should last roughly 9 - 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 battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Indonesian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Indonesian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Indonesian power outlet using type B USB cable and a three pinned Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Indonesian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This recessed circular wall supply (sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [9] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other, plus thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector 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. On the side of the Fire located next to the HDMI output you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Indonesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The 8.9" Kindle battery life should last approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Indonesian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia - Indonesian page on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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