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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Nepali power outlet with type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type D power charger, charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Europlug Type C USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type M power charger

Nepali power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're in Nepal.These instructions will show you exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're visiting Nepal by using their D, C or M type Nepali 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Nepal from another country please check that your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend on staying in a city such as Kathmandu we also suggest referring to the Nepal country entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more information.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Nepali power outlet to your Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this Kindle by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed Fire operating system version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. 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 instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Nepal

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Nepal by using a power convertor.

Nepal

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Nepal is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Nepalese use three different standards of wall outlets (D, C and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nepal and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 going to Nepal.
  • 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 and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Nepal. [11]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Nepal?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Nepali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Nepali power outlet by using USB Type B cable and a Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Nepali power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug outlet is recognised by the two adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of your tablet found next to the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD8.9 Second Generation should last approximately 9 to 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 times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Nepali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using USB Type B cable with a Type D USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Nepali power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Nepali power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB mains 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 Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely charge however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life is 9 to 11 hours. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Nepali power outlet using Type B USB connector with a Type M power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Nepali power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the Nepali power outlet. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type M power outlet [9]) can be recognised by the 3 holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the 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 found next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the battery life on your should last around 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. 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 M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Nepali power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Nepal country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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 - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing 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, estimated cost between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15.
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, estimated cost between $10 to $15.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20.