Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Gabon

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Gabonese power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

Gabonese power outlet

Differing frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Gabon. This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are visiting Gabon.This page contains simple instructions showing what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are travelling to Gabon using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C power outlet, with the Gabonese using a Europlug for wall outlets. When visiting Gabon from another country check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you intend on travelling to a Gabonese destination such as Libreville or Port-Gentil please read the Gabonese Wiki page [1] for more indepth details.

The following page shows you how to connect the Gabonese power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire version is identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed version 8.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your device. Go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Gabon

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Gabonese power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Gabon is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Gabon

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Gabon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Gabon. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Gabon?

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

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Gabonese power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Gabonese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Gabonese power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You will find the USB port on the side of the 8.9" Kindle Fire located to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Gabonese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation should last 9 - 11 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Gabonese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Gabonese Wiki 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 - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost under $15 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, priced at under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).