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

Using Micro USB type B cable and a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Egyptian power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

Egyptian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can power their Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.The following step by step instructions will show you exactly how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when going to Egypt by using their Type F or C Egyptian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find most Egyptians will use Type F plug outlets. If travelling to Egypt from a different region check that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you plan on travelling to places like Cairo or Alexandria we also recommend reading the Egyptian wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

The following guide shows how to connect the Egyptian power outlet to the and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle can be recognised by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 8.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update to ensure you have the latest set of features for your tablet. For further information go to 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 Egypt

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

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation then the best travel adapter for Egypt to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Egyptians use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your 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 support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Egyptian trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Egypt

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Egypt.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Egypt.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Egypt?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Egyptian power outlet

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

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using an Egyptian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply can be recognised by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of your Kindle tablet located to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation should last 9 - 11 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Egyptian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Egyptian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Egyptian power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord with a Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Egyptian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Egyptian power outlet. This round plug outlet (sometimes known as the Schuko outlet) can be identified by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other along with thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger 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 your located next to the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes around 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts 9 - 11 hours. For more information on charging 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 an Egyptian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egypt - Egyptian 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/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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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