How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Burundi

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Burundian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type E power plug.

Burundian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when abroad.This page contains a useful guide demonstrating what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're travelling to Burundi by using the Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Burundi from a different country check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

The following page shows how to connect the Burundian power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 8.5.1 Fire operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update which ensures you have all the latest fixes for your device. For further information go to the support 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 manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Burundi

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Burundian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Burundi is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of wall outlets in Burundi (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Burundi or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, 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 when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Burundi 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Burundi using 3 pinned type B US 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Burundi. [9] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Burundi?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Burundian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Burundian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Burundian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Burundian power outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 can find the USB port on the side of your 8.9 inch Kindle situated next to the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The takes roughly less than 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation should last approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Burundian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Burundian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Burundian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken circular plug outlet can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other and one metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the power 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 to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Burundian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes around less than 5 hours to completely charge however this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Burundian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Burundi
  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, around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, costs under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).