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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Ugandan power outlet using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

Ugandan power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide shows how to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Uganda by using a 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Ugandans will use a 13 amp plug for charging. When you are visiting Uganda from a different region please ensure the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan on travelling to a Ugandan destination like Kampala we suggest referring to the Ugandan Wiki page [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the area.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Ugandan power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This version of the Kindle Fire can be recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a 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, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle firmware update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your device. For further information visit 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 instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Uganda

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Uganda.

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation then the best international travel charger for Uganda is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your Ugandan trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Uganda

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Uganda 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Uganda.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Uganda.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Uganda?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Ugandan power outlet using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Ugandan power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Ugandan power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of the 8.9" Kindle situated next to the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Ugandan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle battery life is 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Ugandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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