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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Kuwaiti power outlet and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a double pinned Europlug Type C power plug.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a different country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Kuwait. This page was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.When travelling to Kuwait the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using their standard types G or C 240 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Kuwait from another region check that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it 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 when powering up.

These instructions show how to connect the Kuwaiti power outlet to your Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This version of the Kindle is recognised by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. 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 make sure you have the latest features for your device. Visit the Amazon.com support 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 Kuwait

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Kuwait by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Kuwait is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of power outlets that Kuwaitis use (types G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster 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 simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your Kuwaiti trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kuwait 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Kuwait.
  • 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 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 Kuwait.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Kuwait?

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Kuwaiti power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Kuwaiti 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. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the mains USB adapter 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 Fire located to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes around under 5 hours to fully charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle battery life should last approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on use. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Kuwaiti power outlet using Type B USB micro cord and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Kuwaiti power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the tablet found next to the HDMI connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Fire screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to completely recharge, 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 is 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Kuwaiti power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuwait - Kuwaiti 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters