How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when planning a trip to Guinea-Bissau

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. If you are staying in Guinea-Bissau this page has useful instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C power outlet, the Bissau-Guineans will use a Europlug for charging. If travelling to Guinea-Bissau from a different region double check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

This guide shows you how to connect the Bissau-Guinean power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle can be recognised by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you have installed Fire OS operating system version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation software update which ensures you have the latest features for your device. For further information visit the manufacturers 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 Guinea-Bissau

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Guinea-Bissau?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Guinea-Bissau.

Guinea-Bissau

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Guinea-Bissau?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation and visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Guinea-Bissau.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Guinea-Bissau. [7]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Guinea-Bissau?

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Bissau-Guinean 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 in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of the located to the right of the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bissau-Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on your 8.9" Kindle lasts 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Guinea-Bissau
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  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, estimated cost under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).