Charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when planning a trip to Mauritius

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Mauritian power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type C Europlug power adapter.

Mauritian power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're travelling abroad.If you're staying in Mauritius this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using their standard G or C type Mauritian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Mauritians will normally use Type G plugs in their wall outlets. If you are visiting Mauritius from another country ensure your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the Mauritian power outlet to the 8.9 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model can be identified by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle firmware update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your device. Go to the Amazon website 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 further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Mauritius

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Mauritius by using a power adaptor.

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

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation then the best travel charger for Mauritius to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Mauritians use (G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mauritius and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Mauritius using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Mauritius?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Mauritian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Mauritian power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 vertical holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Learn how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Mauritian power outlet using Type B USB Micro connector and a Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Mauritian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (sometimes called the Type C power outlet [7] or Europlug) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes where the plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Mauritian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius - Wikipedia.org web page about Mauritius
  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
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters