How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Swaziland

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Swazi power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pinned Type M USB adapter.

Swazi power outlet

Various region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. When you're going to travel to Swaziland the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using their 230 volt 50Hz Type M Swazi wall supply. When visiting Swaziland from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

The following page shows how to connect the Swazi power outlet to your and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle version can be recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle. Go to the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Swaziland

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Swazi power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation then the best international travel power adapter for Swaziland to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. 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 much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Swaziland. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose power charger 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 on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Swaziland

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 these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Swaziland 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Swaziland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same set of features as 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 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 Swaziland.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Swaziland?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Swazi power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pinned Type M USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Swazi power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD8.9 found to the right of the HDMI connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Swazi power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The takes roughly less than 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the tablet battery life lasts around 9 to 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Swazi power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swaziland - Swaziland Wikipedia 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/typeM.htm - Type M 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 M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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