Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Malaysia

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

Malaysian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a new country especially if you've never been there before. If you are going to Malaysia these instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using a 240 volt 50Hz G Type Malaysian plug outlet, the Malaysians will use a 13 amp plug for charging. You will discover that power sockets will vary depending on which area you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Malaysia from another region please double check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

The following guide shows you how to connect the Malaysian power outlet to the Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire version is identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. This page assumes you are using Fire OS operating system version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation firmware update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Malaysia

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

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

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

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Malaysia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Malaysia

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Malaysia.
  • 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 and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Malaysia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Malaysia?

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type G USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Malaysian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Malaysian 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 the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug supply (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of the Kindle situated to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Malaysian 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 which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Malaysian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia - Malaysia 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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).