How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in The Ascension Islands

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Differing region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Ascension Islands. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are staying abroad.This page contains a useful guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are in The Ascension Islands by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Ascensionians will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. When you are travelling to The Ascension Islands from another region please ensure that 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) double check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

The following page shows how to connect the Ascensionian Island power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this Kindle tablet by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 8.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation Fire OS, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation OS update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle Fire. For further information go to the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Ascension Islands

Can the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation be used in The Ascension Islands?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for The Ascension Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing 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 unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Ascension Islands 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting The Ascension Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Ascension Islands?

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

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using an Ascensionian Island 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 the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. This wall supply, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical rectangular slots in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into 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 the Second Generation Kindle Fire found to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Fire 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 an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - wikipedia.org entry about The Ascension Islands
  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, 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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$10).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).