How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Nigeria

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Nigerian power outlet with USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

Nigerian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when they're going to Nigeria.The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're travelling to Nigeria by using the standard types G or D Nigerian 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Nigeria from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

The following page shows how to connect the Nigerian power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This particular model of the Kindle Fire is recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 8.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation OS, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle. For more information visit the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Nigeria

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Nigerian power outlet by using a power convertor.

Nigeria

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Nigeria is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Nigeria (types G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual travel chargers. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Nigeria.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Nigeria. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Nigeria?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Nigerian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Nigerian 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 inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by the 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of your 8.9 inch Kindle situated next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Fire should last approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on use. 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 G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Nigerian power outlet

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

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Nigerian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Nigerian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Nigerian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of your 8.9 inch Kindle situated next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Nigerian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes around less than 5 hours to fully charge however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the should last approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Nigerian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Nigerian 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 - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, estimated price between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$15).
  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, estimated cost under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, under $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).