Charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in The Central African Republic

Using micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Central African power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a two pin Type E power adapter.

Central African power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation . This guide was written to prepare travellers wanting to power their Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.This page has simple instructions demonstrating how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in The Central African Republic using the standard E or C type Central African 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll find power supplies will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of regions and countries. When visiting The Central African Republic from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Central African power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire model is recognised by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. This page assumes that you have installed version 8.5.1 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation software update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your tablet. Go to the Amazon website 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 further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Central African Republic

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Central African Republic?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Central African Republic.

The Central African Republic

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Central African Republic?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best international travel charger for The Central African Republic to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Central Africans use two different types of power outlets (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Central African trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting The Central African Republic using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Central African Republic. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Central African Republic?

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

Using micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Central African power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Central African power outlet you'll need 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 into the Central African power outlet. The power supply (known as a Europlug) can be recognised by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of your Kindle Fire Second Generation found to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle takes roughly under 5 hours to completely recharge, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts roughly 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Central African power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Central African power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Central African 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. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two large round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 Fire found next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Central African Wikipedia web page
  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 - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, priced between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under 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, costing under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).