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

Learn how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Zimbabwe power outlet by using type B USB Micro cord and a three pinned Type G USB adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 3 pinned Type D power plug.

Zimbabwe power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday it can be useful to know if you'll be able to use all your indispensable electronics when you get there. But, by not knowing which power socket is being used in Zimbabwe you could bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you arrive. Varying complicated region codes and plug types can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when they're staying abroad.This page contains a useful guide showing you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are travelling to Zimbabwe using their G or D type Zimbabwe 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Zimbabweans use Type G wall outlets. You will find power sockets will vary from region to region so we suggest reading the Africa and power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If travelling to Zimbabwe from another region check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Zimbabwe power outlet to the Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle tablet is recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 8.5.1 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle firmware update which ensures you have all the latest features for your Kindle. For more information go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Zimbabwe

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Zimbabwe by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best travel charger for Zimbabwe to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of plug sockets in Zimbabwe (types G and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Zimbabwe

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Zimbabwe 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 America visiting Zimbabwe using type B American 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Zimbabwe.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Zimbabwe?

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

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Type G power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Zimbabwe power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Zimbabwe 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. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This plug outlet, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B connector into 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 on the side of your Kindle Fire HD8.9 inch Second Generation found to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Zimbabwe power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD8.9" Second Generation lasts 9 - 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Zimbabwe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Zimbabwe power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type D USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Zimbabwe power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Zimbabwe power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 holes in a triangular 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'll find the USB port at the side of your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire situated next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Zimbabwe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation should last 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 the recharging process.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Zimbabwe power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe 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/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. 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
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters