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

St Helenian power outlet to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation

St Helenian power outlet

Differing voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page is a guide showing what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when going to Saint Helena by using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, the St Helenians will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting Saint Helena from a different country check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

The following page shows how to connect the St Helenian power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation 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 the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation Fire operating system, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. 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 instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Saint Helena

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

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

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Saint Helena is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 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 will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger 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 Saint Helena or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel 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 and using just a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated here 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 Saint Helena

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 is useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Helena and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Saint Helena using 3 pinned 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Saint Helena?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a St Helenian power outlet

Using Type B micro USB cord and a Type G power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a St Helenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a St Helenian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the St Helenian power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect the USB 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 will find the USB port at the side of your tablet located to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts roughly 9 - 11 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a St Helenian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org page about Saint Helena
  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, between $10 to $15.
  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.
  7. 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.