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

Learn how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Sao Tome power outlet by using micro USB Type B cord and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type F Schuko USB charger.

Sao Tome power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're in going to Sao Tome.If going to Sao Tome these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using the F or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Sao Tome from another country please check that your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

The following instructions show how to connect the Sao Tome power outlet to your 8.9" Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this Kindle by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. For more information 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 instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Sao Tome

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Sao Tome by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Sao Tome?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Sao Tome to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Sao Tomean use (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Sao Tome

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge 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 adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Sao Tome.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Sao Tome.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Sao Tome?

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

Using type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type C power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Sao Tome power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Sao Tome power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Sao Tome power outlet. This unearthed power outlet can be recognised by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the micro USB Type B cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of your Kindle Fire Second Generation situated next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Sao Tome power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle tablet battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours. For further information on charging 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 Sao Tome power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Sao Tome power outlet

Using type B USB micro cord and a 3 pinned Type F power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Sao Tome power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Sao Tome 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. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The recessed circular wall supply can be identified by two large round adjacent holes along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the micro USB Type B cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of your Kindle tablet situated next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Sao Tome power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to completely recharge but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD8.9 Second Generation battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Sao Tome power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe - Wikipedia page about Sao Tome
  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