How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when planning a trip to Angola

Using type B USB micro cord and a 3 pinned Type C power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Angolan power outlet.

Angolan power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially if you've never been there before. This page contains step by step instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Angola by using the 220 volt 50Hz C Type wall outlet, with the Angolans using a Europlug for wall outlets. When you are visiting Angola 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 was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up.

The following instructions show how to connect the Angolan power outlet to your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD8.9" and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This version of the Kindle tablet is identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. This guide assumes that you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation operating system, if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation firmware update which makes sure you have the latest set of features 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 instruction manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Angola

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

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

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

When travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best travel power adapter for Angola to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Angola using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Angola.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Angola?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Angolan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Angolan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Angolan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B cable into the USB 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 at the side of the found next to the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes around 5 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation should last roughly 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 process and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Angolan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

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