Charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in North Korea

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a North Korean power outlet using type B USB micro cable and a Type A USB charger, powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type F Schuko power adapter

North Korean power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are abroad.When you are visiting North Korea these instructions show charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using their standard Type F, A or C 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If visiting North Korea from a different country please check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

The following instructions show you how to connect the North Korean power outlet to your 8.9" Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this Kindle Fire model by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 8.5.1 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation firmware update to make sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in North Korea

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

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

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation then the best travel charger for North Korea to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. North Koreans use three different types of power outlets (types F, A and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to North Korea we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for North Korea

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both North Korea and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting North Korea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 North Korea.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in North Korea?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a North Korean power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type A power charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a North Korean power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a North Korean power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the North Korean power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 found next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the North Korean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life should last 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 the charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a North Korean power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a North Korean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Learn how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a North Korean power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the North Korean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, also known as a Type C power outlet [7], can be recognised by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the tablet situated to the right of the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the North Korean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle Fire HD takes approximately around 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 8.9" Kindle Fire is around 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a North Korean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a North Korean power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a North Korean power outlet using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a North Korean power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the North Korean power outlet. This sunken circular power outlet can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains 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 at the side of your 8.9" Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the North Korean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle tablet is approximately 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a North Korean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Korea - wikipedia.org web page about North Korea
  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/typeA.htm - Type A 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 A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 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 under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$5-C$10).
  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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  10. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, priced at around $10 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$20-C$25).
  11. 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).