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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Jersey power outlet.

Jersey power outlet

If organizing a trip it can be useful to know in advance if you can power all your common devices such as mobile phones or laptop computers at your destination. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, meaning needing to purchase a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're travelling to Jersey by using a 230 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Channel Islanders using a 13 amp plug for charging. Power supplies will vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore please read the Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If travelling to Jersey from another region check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Jersey power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire model can be recognised by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 8.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation Fire OS, but if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation user manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Jersey

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Jersey by using the correct power adaptor.

Jersey

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best travel charger for Jersey is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Jersey

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Jersey 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Jersey 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Jersey. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Jersey?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Jersey power outlet with USB micro Type B cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Jersey power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the power charger 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 Kindle found next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Jersey power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts around 9 to 11 hours depending on use. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Jersey power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Jersey Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (around £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, priced at between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).