How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when planning a trip to Malawi

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Malawian power outlet by using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

Malawian power outlet

Varying different voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation . This guide has been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.If you're going to Malawi this page has instructions showing powering your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using the 230 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Malawians using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If travelling to Malawi from another region check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the Malawian power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle is recognised by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you have installed operating system version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. 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 manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Malawi

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

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

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

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best international travel power adapter for Malawi is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Malawian trip. Only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Malawi

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Malawi 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Malawi 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Malawi. [7]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Malawi?

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

Using type B USB Micro cord and a Type G power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Malawian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Malawian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by three holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the tablet located next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Malawian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to completely recharge but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts 9 - 11 hours. For more information 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 G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Malawian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Malawian Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costing between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).