Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Brunei

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bruneian power outlet by using Type B USB cable and a Type G power adapter.

Bruneian power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're in staying in Brunei.If you're visiting Brunei the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using the 240 volt 50Hz G Type Bruneian power outlet, the Bruneians will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are travelling to Brunei from a different country please check that your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

The following guide shows you how to connect the Bruneian power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update which ensures you have all the latest features for your tablet. 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 guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Brunei

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Bruneian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Brunei is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Brunei

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Brunei and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Brunei.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Brunei.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Brunei?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bruneian power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bruneian power outlet by using Type B USB cable and a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bruneian power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Bruneian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 vertical slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of your Kindle situated to the right of the HDMI connector you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bruneian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes less than 5 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information 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 G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bruneian power outlet

See also

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