Charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when planning a trip to Cameroon

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Cameroonian power outlet using micro USB type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 2 pin Type E power adapter.

Cameroonian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. When you are planning a holiday to Cameroon this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using their standard Type E or C Cameroonian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the Africa page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Cameroon from a different region please make sure that your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure 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 power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan to stay in a place such as Douala or Yaoundé we also suggest reading the Cameroon page on Wikipedia [1] for more details.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Cameroonian power outlet to your and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This model of Kindle can be identified by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed Fire operating system version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your tablet. For further 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 user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Cameroon

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Cameroon by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best international travel adapter for Cameroon is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of power outlets that Cameroonians use (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions 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 Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Cameroon using type B American 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 originating from America using type B plugs and 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cameroon.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Cameroon?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Cameroonian power outlet using micro USB type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Cameroonian power outlet you will need to use 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. This ungrounded plug supply (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the Kindle tablet found next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire Second Generation screen will show a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life should last 9 to 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cameroonian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cameroonian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB Type B connector with a Type E USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Cameroonian 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 the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Cameroonian power outlet. This sunken circular power outlet can be recognised by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a single metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On 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 Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire takes around less than 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts roughly 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cameroonian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon - Cameroon page on Wikipedia
  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&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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters