How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Cape Verde

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 2 pinned Type F power charger.

Cape Verdean power outlet

Different combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions will show you exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're visiting Cape Verde by using their Type F or C Cape Verdean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Cape Verdeans will typically use the Type F sockets in their power outlets. When travelling to Cape Verde from another country please double check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan on taking a trip to a city like Praia please refer to the wikipedia.org entry about Cape Verde [1] for more information prior to the location.

The following page shows how to connect the Cape Verdean power outlet to the 8.9" Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This model of the Kindle is identified by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation OS, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which ensures you have the latest features for your device. 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 instruction manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Cape Verde

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Cape Verde by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Cape Verde?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation or visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Cape Verde to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Cape Verdeans use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip to Cape Verde or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 visiting Cape Verde.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cape Verde. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Cape Verde?

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

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Cape Verdean 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 by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of your Fire situated next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle display will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life is 9 to 11 hours. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type F power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Cape Verdean power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Cape Verdean power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins, plus metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of the Fire located to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will display a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle tablet should last around 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Cape Verde
  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, estimated price 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 F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£15-£20 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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).