How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Principe

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Prinicipe power outlet using type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type F power charger.

Prinicipe power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and sockets can all be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Principe. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're in going to Principe.When staying in Principe this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the standard types F or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to Principe from another region please ensure your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up.

The following page shows you how to connect the Prinicipe power outlet to the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD8.9 inch and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle tablet can be recognised by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. This guide assumes that you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which ensures you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. Visit the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Principe

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Prinicipe power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation or visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Principe to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Prinicipians use two different standards of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Prinicipe trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Principe

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Principe and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Principe using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 Principe.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Principe?

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Prinicipe power outlet using type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Prinicipe power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You will find the USB port on the side of your tablet found next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life is roughly 9 to 11 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Prinicipe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Prinicipe power outlet

Using Type B USB cable with a Type F USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Prinicipe power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Prinicipe power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Prinicipe power outlet. The sunken round wall outlet, sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [7], can be recognised by two 4.8mm adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the Fire situated next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes around 5 hours to completely recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on your tablet should last around 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. 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 Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Prinicipe power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe - wikipedia entry about Principe
  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
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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