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

Using USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type D USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Namibian power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a three pinned Type M power charger.

Namibian power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.This simple guide tells you how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Namibia by using their types D or M 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Namibia from a different country please make sure your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

This guide shows how to connect the Namibian power outlet to the 8.9" Kindle Fire HD and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle model can be identified by a front facing 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 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update which ensures you have all the latest set of features for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Namibia

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

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

Namibia

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

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Namibia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Namibian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Namibia using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Namibia. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Namibia?

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

Using USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type D USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Namibian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Namibian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three round holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of your Kindle Fire Second Generation situated to the right of the HDMI jack you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately around 5 hours to fully recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life is 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 the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Namibian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord and a Type M USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Namibian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Namibian power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type M USB power adapter into the Namibian power outlet. This wall outlet, sometimes called the Type M power outlet [7], can be identified by the 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B cord 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 Fire situated to the right of the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. The battery life on the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD is around 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.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about Namibia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  8. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$5).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).