Charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when planning a trip to The Republic of the Congo

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Congo power outlet with Type B micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type C Europlug power charger and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 2 pin Type E power adapter

Congo power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in The Republic of the Congo.The following simple instructions will show how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are travelling to The Republic of the Congo using the types E, C or D 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power changes regionally therefore we suggest reading the Africa page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to The Republic of the Congo from a different country please check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it.

These instructions show how to connect the Congo power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. 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 you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation OS update to ensure you have the latest fixes for your device. For more information go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Republic of the Congo

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Republic of the Congo?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Republic of the Congo.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best international travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different types of power outlets that Congolese use (E, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. 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 and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different places we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to The Republic of the Congo using 3 pin type B 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 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Republic of the Congo?

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Congo power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Congo 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. You can recognise this plug supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter 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 connector you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly less than 5 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts roughly 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use it. For more 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 Congo power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Congo power outlet

Learn how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Congo power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Congo power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type D power outlet [7]) can be recognised by 3 circular holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the Kindle Fire Second Generation found next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes around less than 5 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts around 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. For more 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 D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Congo power outlet

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type E USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Congo power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Congo power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The circular power outlet, also known as a Type E power outlet [9], can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins and a single metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of your 8.9" Kindle located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display 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 charge but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 8.9" Kindle lasts around 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo,_Republic_of_the - The Republic of the Congo Wikipedia page
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters