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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Eritrean power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a three pinned Type L USB charger.

Eritrean power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Eritrea. This guide has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.This guide shows how to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when going to Eritrea by using the standard Type L or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Eritrea from another country please make sure that your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Eritrean power outlet to your Kindle tablet 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, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation firmware, however if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your device. 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 manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Eritrea

Can the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation be used in Eritrea?

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

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Eritrea to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Eritreans use two different standards of power outlets (L and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

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 model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip to Eritrea. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and 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 space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Eritrea

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Eritrea 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Eritrea.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Eritrea.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Eritrea?

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Eritrean power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Eritrean 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. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Eritrean power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 the Kindle located to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Eritrean 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 charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes around less than 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation should last approximately 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Eritrean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type L USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Eritrean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Eritrean power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type L USB power adapter in the Eritrean power outlet. You can identify this squashed hexagon shaped plug outlet by 3 circular adjecent holes forming a line. You'll find there are two variations of Type L power outlet rated at 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm thick round pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 tablet located to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the Eritrean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD8.9" Second Generation takes around 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle should last roughly 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Eritrean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eritrea - Eritrea country Wiki 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/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  8. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L 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