How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Iraq

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Iraqi power outlet using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type C power charger, recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type G power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 3 pinned Type D power plug

Iraqi power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country to the first time traveller. When staying in Iraq the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using the standard types G, C or D Iraqi 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover most power sockets differ from country to country so please read our Wikiconnections global power connections guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If visiting Iraq from a different region check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Iraqi power outlet to the tablet 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 to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle tablet is identified by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation firmware, however if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update to ensure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle Fire. For further information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Iraq

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

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

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation then the best international travel charger for Iraq is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Iraqis use three different types of plug sockets (G, C and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Iraq

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Iraq 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Iraq using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Iraq.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Iraq?

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

Learn how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Iraqi power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using an Iraqi power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Iraqi power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical rectangular slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB 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. On the side of your Kindle Fire Second Generation situated next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Second Generation battery life is 9 - 11 hours depending on use. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Iraqi 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 Iraqi power outlet

Using USB type B cord and a Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Iraqi power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] 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 Iraqi power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B cord into the 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 your Kindle situated next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully charge, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the tablet lasts 9 - 11 hours. 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 C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Iraqi power outlet

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

Learn how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Iraqi power outlet using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using an Iraqi power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Iraqi power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type D power outlet [9], looks like three circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the power 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 your tablet found next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the tablet should last around 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq - Iraq Wiki 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/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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  10. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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