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

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Tobagonian power outlet and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a three pinned Type B power plug.

Tobagonian power outlet

When planning to travel to Tobago it can often be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use your electrical devices such as cell phones or laptop computers when you get there. By not knowing which wall socket is used in Tobago you are likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore having to purchase a suitable charger on arrival. Varying complicated voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can power their Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.If you are staying in Tobago this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using the standard B or A type 115 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type B power outlets will be typically used by most Tobagonians. Most power sockets are different depending on which area you visiting therefore we recommend reading our WikiConnections global power sockets list for a complete list of regions and countries. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Tobago from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on travelling to a place like Scarborough we also recommend reading the Tobago Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information.

The following guide shows how to connect the Tobagonian 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 modelby visiting the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This make of Kindle Fire is identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you are using Fire operating system version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Tobago

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

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

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

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best international travel power adapter for Tobago is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Tobagonians use two different standards of plug sockets (types B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Tobagonian trip. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers 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 needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Tobago

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Tobago using type B 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 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 Tobago.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Tobago?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Tobagonian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Tobagonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two thin slots next to each other.
  3. Connect 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. On the side of the tablet located next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD8.9 takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation should last around 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.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Tobagonian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

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

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Tobagonian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Tobagonian power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as a Type B power outlet [7], can be identified by two slots parallel to each other with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one 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. You can find the USB port on the side of the tablet located next to the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears 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 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 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD Second Generation battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Tobagonian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_%26_Tobago - Tobago Wikipedia web page
  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
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters