Charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when visiting Sweden

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Swedish power outlet using micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Schuko Type F power adapter.

Swedish power outlet

If you are planning a vacation it's useful to know if you can power your vital devices like cell phones or tablets when you get there. But by not knowing which wall socket is used in Sweden you could pack the wrong power charger, thereby leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying abroad.This page contains a guide demonstrating exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Sweden using their standard F or C type Swedish 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type F wall outlets are normally used by most Swedes. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Sweden from a different country please check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Swedish place such as Stockholm read the Wikipedia.org web page about Sweden [1] for more indepth information.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Swedish power outlet to your Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle model by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. 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 guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Sweden

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Swedish power outlet.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best international travel adapter for Sweden is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Swedes use two different types of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 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 (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Swedish trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Sweden

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Sweden and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Sweden.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Sweden.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Sweden?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Swedish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Learn how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Swedish power outlet using Micro USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Swedish 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 plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter 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 tablet situated to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life should last 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 battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Swedish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using USB Type B cord with a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Swedish power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Swedish power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Swedish power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then 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. At the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD located next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire Second Generation will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes 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 charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is around 9 - 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Swedish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden - Wikipedia.org web page about Sweden
  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