How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when visiting Antigua

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Antiguan power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type A USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a three pinned Type B power plug.

Antiguan power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning on staying in a new country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when they're abroad.This page contains useful instructions which shows what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are travelling to Antigua by using their types B or A Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, a majority of Antiguans typically use the Type B sockets in their wall outlets. When travelling to Antigua from another region check that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double 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 stop the device from overheating whilst powering it.

The following list of instructions show how to connect the Antiguan power outlet to the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation 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 on WikiConnections where you'll see the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this particular version of Kindle Fire by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using Fire OS operating system version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the latest features for your device. For more information visit the Amazon.com support site 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 Antigua

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

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

Antigua

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Antigua to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Antiguans use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor 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 Antigua using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US 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 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Antigua. [9]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Antigua?

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

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type A power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Antiguan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the Antiguan power outlet. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by 2 adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 8.9" Kindle Fire found to the right of the HDMI jack you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD battery life should last approximately 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Antiguan 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 an Antiguan power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type B power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Antiguan power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 8.9" Kindle Fire found to the right of the HDMI jack you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet will show a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately around 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire HD Second Generation battery life should last approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Antiguan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Antigua
  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, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£2-£3 GBP / under 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, priced between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$5).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).