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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Venezuelan power outlet with Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type B power plug.

Venezuelan power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to assist travellers wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when they're abroad.This page contains step-by-step instructions showing you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're visiting Venezuela by using the standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when visiting Venezuela from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check 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 converter to ensure proper use.

This guide shows you how to connect the Venezuelan power outlet to the 8.9" Kindle Fire HD Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This make of the Kindle Fire can be recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation firmware, however if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update which ensures you have all the latest set of features for your Kindle. 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 Venezuela

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Venezuela.

Venezuela

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Venezuela?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Venezuela to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Venezuelans use (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. 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 switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Venezuela. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Venezuela

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Venezuela using type B US 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 just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Venezuela. [9]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Venezuela?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Venezuelan power outlet with Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Venezuelan 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 taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. This power outlet (sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 the 8.9" Kindle found to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts roughly 9 - 11 hours. 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 charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Venezuelan power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type B USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Venezuelan 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 inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Venezuelan power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the short live and neutral plug outlet blades slide into with a single hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 the 8.9" Kindle situated next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation should last roughly 9 - 11 hours. 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 charging procedure.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Venezuelan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Venezuela Wikipedia page
  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, costs around $10 USD (£3-£4 GBP / C$15-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, estimated price 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, priced 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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).