How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Micronesia

Using type B micro USB connector and a Type A power charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Micronesian power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

Micronesian power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're travelling abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions demonstrating exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when visiting Micronesia by using the standard types B or A Micronesian 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Micronesia from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning to stay at a Micronesian destination like Weno please read the Wikipedia entry about Micronesia [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Micronesian power outlet to the 8.9" Kindle Fire HD Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this particular model of the Kindle Fire by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. For further 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 instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Micronesia

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Micronesian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Micronesia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Micronesia (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Micronesia or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Micronesia using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Micronesia. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Micronesia?

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

Using type B micro USB connector and a Type A power charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Micronesian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of your tablet located to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 5 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life is 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Micronesian power outlet

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Micronesian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Micronesian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Micronesian power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of the 8.9" Kindle Fire HD Second Generation situated next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation should last approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on use. For further 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 process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Micronesia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, between $10 to $15 USD (£3-£4 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 under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, estimated cost around $10 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).