Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Somalia

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Somali power outlet using micro USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type C power adapter.

Somali power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning on staying in a new country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation . This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are visiting Somalia.When you are going to Somalia the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type wall outlet, the Somalians will use a Europlug for power outlets. If travelling to Somalia from a different region make sure the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

This guide shows how to connect the Somali power outlet to the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire version is identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed version 8.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation firmware, if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the latest features for your tablet. For more information visit the support website 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 guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Somalia

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Somali power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation then the best travel adapter for Somalia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Somalia

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Somalia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Somalia.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Somalia?

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Somali power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Somali power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The power supply (sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter 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 8.9" Kindle found to the right of the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Somali power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the will show a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes around 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD battery life should last around 9 - 11 hours depending on use. 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 charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Somali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalia - Somali 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters