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

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Tanzanian power outlet by using USB type B cable and a three pin Type G USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 3 pinned Type D power plug.

Tanzanian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation . The following simple guide shows exactly how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're travelling to Tanzania by using their Type G or D Tanzanian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Tanzanians will typically use Type G sockets in their plug outlets. When you are visiting Tanzania from another region please ensure your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect the Tanzanian power outlet to your and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This version of the Kindle tablet is identified by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the 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 not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle firmware update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. 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 user guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Tanzania

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

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Tanzania is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Tanzanians use two different standards of power outlets (G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that 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 compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Tanzania

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tanzania 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Tanzania.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 Tanzania.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Tanzania?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Tanzanian power outlet by using USB type B cable and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Tanzanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug the Type G USB power adapter into the Tanzanian power outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 3 holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You will find the USB port on the side of your 8.9" Kindle situated next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will display a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The takes roughly under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device whilst charging. The Second Generation Kindle Fire battery life is around 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type D power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Tanzanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Tanzanian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Tanzanian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of the Fire located to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD8.9 Second Generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The battery life on the Second Generation Kindle Fire should last around 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. 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 Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania - Wikipedia page about Tanzania
  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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$10).
  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, costs between $15 to $20 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).