Charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Zambia

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Zambian power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type G power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter

Zambian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power their Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when they are visiting Zambia.This page is a useful guide showing you exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're travelling to Zambia using their standard G, C or D type Zambian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note Type G plug outlets are typically used by most Zambians. If you are travelling to Zambia from a different region please check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it.

This guide shows how to connect the Zambian power outlet to the Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this Kindle Fire model by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. This page assumes you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation Fire operating system, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. For more information go to the manufacturers 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 instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Zambia

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Zambia.

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best travel charger for Zambia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Zambians use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Zambian trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Zambia

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Zambia using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Zambia.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Zambia?

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

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type G USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Zambian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Zambian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three vertical holes with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB micro type B connector 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 can find the USB port at the side of the 8.9 inch Kindle found to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Zambian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle takes roughly under 5 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this may be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on your Fire is around 9 to 11 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Zambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Zambian power outlet using USB micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Zambian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the mains power 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 the Fire situated to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the Zambian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your 8.9" Kindle Fire lasts 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Zambian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Zambian power outlet

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Zambian power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Zambian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First insert the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three circular holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the Kindle situated to the right of the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Zambian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes approximately around 5 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Zambian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zambia - wikipedia entry about Zambia
  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, priced 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, costing under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$5-C$10).
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, estimated price under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  10. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, estimated cost under $20 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  11. 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).