Charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Ethiopia

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Ethiopian power outlet using type B USB micro cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter, how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a two pin Type E power adapter

Ethiopian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when they're staying in Ethiopia.The following useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are travelling to Ethiopia using the Type E, C, F or L 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets change depending on which region you are visiting therefore please read the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Ethiopia from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

These instructions show how to connect the Ethiopian power outlet to your Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using Fire OS version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation software update to ensure you have the latest features for your Kindle. Visit the Amazon.com site 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 further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Ethiopia

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

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

Ethiopia

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation then the best travel charger for Ethiopia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Ethiopians use four different types of power outlets (types E, C, F and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Ethiopia

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Ethiopia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Ethiopia. [12]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Ethiopia?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Ethiopian power outlet

Using type B USB micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Ethiopian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Ethiopian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of your 8.9" Kindle Fire HD located next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Switch on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD Second Generation takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on your 8.9" Kindle Fire HD is around 9 to 11 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Ethiopian power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Ethiopian power outlet using type B USB micro cable and a Type E USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Ethiopian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral plus a long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of your Kindle Fire HD Second Generation located next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts around 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Ethiopian power outlet using type B USB micro cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Ethiopian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify this power supply by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins along with a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Kindle Fire HD Second Generation located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity but this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle tablet is approximately 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Ethiopian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Ethiopian power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type L power charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Ethiopian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Ethiopian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type L USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the hexagon shaped power outlet by the three round holes forming a line for live, neutral and earth. There are two different variations of Type L power outlet rated for 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm round pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart, and the 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of your 8.9" Kindle Fire located next to the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the Ethiopian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle Fire HD will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle Fire HD takes approximately around 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 8.9" Kindle Fire lasts roughly 9 to 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Ethiopian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Ethiopia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, priced at under $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, between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, costs between $15 to $20.
  9. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  10. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  11. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet, priced at between $10 to $15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.