Charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Israel

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Israeli power outlet using type B micro USB cable and a Type M USB charger, how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type H USB plug

Israeli power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. When you are travelling to Israel these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using their standard Type M, C or H 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type H wall outlets are typically used by most Israelis. If you are visiting Israel from another region please double check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 220 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation came from 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.

These instructions show how to connect the Israeli power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing camera, the power and volume 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 update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle Fire. For more 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 Israel

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Israel.

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

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 Israel is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Israelis use three different types of power outlets (types M, C and H) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Israeli trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Israel.
  • 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 one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Israel. [11]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Israel?

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

Using Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Israeli power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Israeli power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Israeli power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins. Type C plug outlets in Israel might not be as commonplace, however the ungrounded Type C plug can also fit in Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B connector 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'll find the USB port on the side of the tablet found next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Second Generation takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life should last 9 to 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 battery times and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Israeli power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type H power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Israeli power outlet

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Israeli power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type H USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Israeli power outlet you'll need a Type H USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type H USB power adapter into the Israeli power outlet. The plug supply (technically called the Type H power outlet [7]) can be recognised by 3 thin slots pointing to the middle in a triangular shape. More recently installed type H plug supplies have rounded holes in the middle of each slot to allow for the round pinned Type C plugs, these can be found in 139 other countries. These are the most commonly used outlets in Israel.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB Micro cable into the USB power adapter 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 your 8.9" Kindle Fire HD located next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle Fire screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet 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 battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is approximately 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.
How to use a Type H power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Israeli power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Israeli power outlet

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Israeli power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type M power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Israeli power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter into the Israeli power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type M power outlet [9], looks like 3 round holes in a triangular configuration. Type M electrical outlets in Israel might not be as commonplace. These outlets are being phased out in Israel in favour of Type H power outlets and are only typically used with high wattage equipment.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B connector 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 the found next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle takes approximately around 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life should last 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Israeli power outlet

See also

  1. Israel - Go Israel
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type H power outlet
  8. Type H USB power adapter - There are three flat blades in an inverted V format on an earthed Type H USB charger, estimated cost under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$5).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).