Charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Sierra Leone

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet with USB Micro Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 3 pin Type D USB plug.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent visitors having to worry if they can charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Sierra Leone.This page has step-by-step instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Sierra Leone by using their standard G or D type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Sierra Leone from a different country please ensure your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your 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 prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you plan on taking a trip to a Sierra Leonean place such as Freetown we also suggest reading the Sierra Leonean Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information.

These instructions show how to connect the Sierra Leonean power outlet to the 8.9 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you have installed version 8.5.1 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation OS update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation PDF manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Sierra Leone

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Sierra Leone?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Sierra Leone.

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

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation then the best travel adapter for Sierra Leone is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Sierra Leoneans use two different standards of wall outlets (types G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sierra Leone

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Sierra Leone 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Sierra Leone.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Sierra Leone.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Sierra Leone?

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

Using type B USB Micro connector with a Type G power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of your situated to the right of the HDMI jack you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle will show a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Second Generation takes approximately around 5 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life should last 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cord with a three pin Type D power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Sierra Leonean power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by three holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of your found next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle takes roughly under 5 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Leone - Sierra Leonean 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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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