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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Maldivian power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type J power adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type G USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type D power charger

Maldivian power outlet

If you are packing for a trip it can be helpful to know if you'll be able to charge any important devices that you'll be bringing along with you. Without knowing which plug socket is being used in Maldives you could end up either over packing with unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong charger, therefore having to purchase a suitable charger on arrival. Varying complicated voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being 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 Maldives. If you're going to Maldives this page has instructions showing powering your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using the G, D, J, K or L type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G power outlets will be typically used by a majority of Maldivians. When travelling to Maldives from another country check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it.

These instructions show how to connect the Maldivian power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This version of the Kindle is recognised by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you have installed OS version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. Visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Maldives

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

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

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation and visiting more than one country the best travel adapter for Maldives to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. There are five different standards of plug sockets that Maldivians use (G, D, J, K and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type 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 plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Maldivian trip. Only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Maldives 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The Maldives using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Maldives.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Maldives?

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

Using type B USB connector with a Type G power adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Maldivian 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. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. This wall outlet, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the Kindle located to the right of the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation should last roughly 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Maldivian power outlet

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

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type D power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Maldivian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 3 round holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB 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. You can find the USB port on the side of the tablet located next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD8.9 inch display will display a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD8.9 inch battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours. For further information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Maldivian power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type J power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type J USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This flattened hexagon shaped power supply, sometimes known as the Type J power outlet [9], looks like three holes in a flattened triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of the Kindle tablet situated next to the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD8.9 inch takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life is around 9 to 11 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type K power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type K USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains 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 found next to the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 5 hours to fully charge to 100% capacity however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation should last approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

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

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type L power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Maldivian power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The flattened hexagon shaped wall supply, technically known as a Type L power outlet [13], looks like 3 circular adjecent holes forming a line for live, neutral and ground. Note that there are two different variations of Type L wall supply rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. The 10 amp plug supply has 4mm round pins spaced 5.5mm apart and the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect the USB 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. You can find the USB port on the side of the tablet located next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD8.9 Second Generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The Kindle Fire HD8.9 Second Generation battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours. For further information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maldives - Maldivian country page on Wikipedia
  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, 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, costing under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$5-C$10).
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  10. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  12. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / around C$15).
  13. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  14. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£30-£35 GBP / under C$20).
  15. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).