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

Learn how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Rwandan power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type C USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a three pinned Type J power charger.

Rwandan power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page has been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when they are travelling to Rwanda.If you're visiting Rwanda the following useful instructions show powering the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the standard J or C type Rwandan 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting Rwanda from a different country please ensure your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up.

The following guide shows you how to connect the Rwandan power outlet to the Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this Kindle Fire model by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. This page assumes you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation Fire OS, however if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle OS update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the manufacturers 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 PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Rwanda

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Rwanda.

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation then the best international travel charger for Rwanda to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of power outlets in Rwanda (J and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports 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. This will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at an airport or on your flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Rwanda

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Rwanda 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Rwanda.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 Rwanda.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Rwanda?

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

Learn how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Rwandan power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Rwandan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Rwandan power outlet. This plug supply, also known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by the two adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the 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 Second Generation Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Kindle is around 9 to 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 battery times and the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Rwandan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using micro USB Type B cord with a Type J USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Rwandan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Rwandan power outlet you'll need a Type J USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type J USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this squashed hexagon shaped wall supply by the 3 large circular holes in a flattened triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter 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 8.9 inch Kindle located to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the will display a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation is roughly 9 to 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 recharging process.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Rwandan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwanda - Rwandan Wikipedia web page
  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/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  8. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters