Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when visiting Tunisia

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Tunisian power outlet using Type B Micro USB cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a double pinned Type E USB plug.

Tunisian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are travelling to Tunisia.If visiting Tunisia these instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the standard E or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Tunisians will normally use Type E plug outlets. When visiting Tunisia from another country please check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double 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 power transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you're planning on staying at a destination such as Tunis we recommend reading the Wikipedia.org entry about Tunisia [1] for more indepth information on the location.

This guide shows you how to connect the Tunisian power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This particular make of Kindle Fire is recognised by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed version 8.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Tunisia

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Tunisian power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best travel power adapter for Tunisia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of power outlets in Tunisia (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer - the power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tunisia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tunisia 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Tunisia using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Tunisia.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Tunisia?

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

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Tunisian power outlet using type B Micro USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Tunisian 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. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Tunisian power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called a Europlug, can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB adapter 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 Kindle situated next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD takes under 5 hours to fully charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Kindle tablet battery life should last around 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Tunisian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type E USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Tunisian power outlet.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Tunisian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This sunken circular power supply, also known as the CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by two large adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go plus a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 tablet found next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Tunisian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen 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 to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your tablet is roughly 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 the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Tunisian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunisia - Wikipedia.org entry about Tunisia
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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