How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Ghana

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Ghanaian power outlet with USB type B cable with a Type G power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 3 pinned Type D USB charger.

Ghanaian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.This page is a simple guide showing exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Ghana by using the standard Type G or D 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Ghana from a different region make sure the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

This guide shows you how to connect the Ghanaian power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes that you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation Fire OS, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation firmware update to make sure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. For more 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 instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Ghana

Can the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation be used in Ghana?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Ghanaian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation then the best international travel charger for Ghana is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of wall outlets in Ghana (types G and D) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ghana

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Ghana using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Ghana.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Ghana?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Ghanaian power outlet with USB type B cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Ghanaian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Ghanaian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of the 8.9" Kindle situated next to the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life is 9 - 11 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Ghanaian power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Ghanaian power outlet by using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type D power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Ghanaian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of the tablet found to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the Ghanaian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly less than 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation should last around 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Ghanaian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana - Ghana country entry on wikipedia.org
  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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 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, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$10).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £20 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, estimated cost under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).