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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a UK power outlet with Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type G USB adapter.

UK power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when The United Kingdom.When travelling to The United Kingdom these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using their 230 volt 50Hz Type G UK wall outlet, with the British using a BS 1363 13 amp plug for power outlets. When you are visiting The United Kingdom from a different country 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) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect the UK power outlet to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Second Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This version of the Kindle Fire can be recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 8.5.1 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The United Kingdom

Can the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation be used in The United Kingdom?

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for The United Kingdom to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple 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 faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your UK trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight 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 an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Kingdom

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The United Kingdom using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The United Kingdom.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The United Kingdom?

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a UK power outlet with Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the UK power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the UK power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power 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" Kindle Fire HD Second Generation situated next to the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the UK power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will display a charging 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 to full capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life is roughly 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 times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a UK power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - The United Kingdom Wikipedia web 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters