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

A step by step guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Malian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a double pin Type E power plug.

Malian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to prepare people wanting to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Mali using their standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Mali from a different country ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up.

These instructions show how to connect the Malian power outlet to your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD 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 tablets. You can recognise this Kindle Fire version by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 8.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have all the latest features for your device. 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 user guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Mali

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

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

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best travel power adapter for Mali is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Malians use two different standards of wall outlets (types E and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) 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 recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight and size 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 the plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 America visiting Mali.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mali.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Mali?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Malian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Malian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Malian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Malian power outlet. This plug outlet is recognised by 2 holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the 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 can find the USB port at the side of the situated next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately under 5 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the tablet should last 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Malian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

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

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Malian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This recessed circular wall supply, sometimes called a Type E power outlet [7] or CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two pins go with a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire situated to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Malian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately around 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 cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is 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 E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Malian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali - wikipedia page about Mali
  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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$10).
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, estimated price around $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$20-C$25).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).