Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Madagascar

Instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet by using USB micro type B cord with a Type D USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type C Europlug power plug and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type E power adapter

Malagasy power outlet

If you are planning to travel it can be helpful to know if you can power all your indispensable electronics when you get there. By not knowing which power supply is being used in Madagascar you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore needing to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you need it. Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation . When you are planning a vacation to Madagascar the following instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the D, C, E, J or K type Malagasy 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Malagasy normally use the Type D sockets in their wall outlets. You'll discover that power sockets will vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Madagascar from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you're planning on taking a trip to a destination like Antananarivo or Toamasina read the Malagasy Wikipedia web page [1] for further details.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Malagasy power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire is recognised by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you are using version 8.5.1 Fire operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation software update which ensures you have all the latest set of features for your device. For further information visit the support site at Amazon.com 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 Madagascar

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Malagasy power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

Madagascar

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel adapter for Madagascar to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five types of power outlets that Malagasy use (D, C, E, J and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel 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 and tablets with just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Madagascar

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 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Madagascar and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Madagascar.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Madagascar. [15]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Madagascar?

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Malagasy 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. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of your 8.9 inch Kindle found to the right of the HDMI jack you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will show a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is around 9 to 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 battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Using Type B USB cable with a three pin Type D power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Malagasy power outlet you will need 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 inserting it into the power outlet. The plug supply (known as the Type D power outlet [7]) can be identified by the three holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the located next to the HDMI output you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire takes under 5 hours to fully charge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The 8.9" Kindle battery life should last around 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 life.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using Type B USB micro connector with a 3 pin Type E USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Malagasy power outlet you will need to buy 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 inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go plus one metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD located to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on use. 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 charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

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

A guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet using USB micro Type B connector and a Type J power adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Malagasy power outlet you'll need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type J USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the squashed hexagon shaped power outlet by three large holes in a flattened triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB mains adapter 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 the Kindle tablet situated to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts 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.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type K USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Malagasy power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type K USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by three large holes in an upside-down triangular shape and the bottom hole being in a semicircular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of your 8.9" Kindle located to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD screen will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on use. 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 charging process.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Malagasy power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Malagasy 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 - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  9. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated cost under $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  11. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  12. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  13. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  14. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$5).
  15. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).