How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Pakistan

A guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Pakistani power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type C Europlug power charger, 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 three pin Type D USB charger

Pakistani power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country to the first time traveller. This page has step by step instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Pakistan by using their Type G, C, D or M Pakistani 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sources vary regionally so we suggest that you read the Wiki Connections travel power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing destinations. When you are visiting Pakistan from a different region please ensure your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you intend on visiting a Pakistani destination such as Karachi or Lahore we also suggest referring to the wikipedia page about Pakistan [1] for more information on the location.

The following page shows you how to connect the Pakistani power outlet to the tablet 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. You can identify this Kindle version by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you are using 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 ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Pakistan

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

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

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

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Pakistan is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [13]. Pakistanis use four different standards of plug sockets (types G, C, D and M) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied 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 USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Pakistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [13] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable 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 Pakistan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Pakistan using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 Pakistan.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Pakistan?

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

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

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Pakistani power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 rectangular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of the tablet found next to the HDMI output you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Pakistani 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 Pakistani power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Pakistani power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Pakistani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Pakistani power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet can be recognised by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  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 at the side of the tablet located next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Pakistani 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 tablet takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The 8.9" Kindle battery life is approximately 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.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Pakistani power outlet

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

Learn how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Pakistani power outlet by using type B USB Micro cord and a Type D power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Pakistani power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Pakistani power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 3 round holes forming a triangle 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 Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle display will display a charge icon which indicates 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 more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

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

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Pakistani power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it in the power supply. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type M power outlet [11]) can be identified by 3 holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro cord 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 tablet found next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Pakistani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts 9 - 11 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan - wikipedia page about Pakistan
  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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £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, priced between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under 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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  10. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, priced between $15 to $20 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  12. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, costing under $15 USD (£4-£5 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).