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

A guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Omani power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type C Europlug power charger.

Omani power outlet

When organizing a trip it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any common electrical devices that you are bringing along. Without knowing which power socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to borrow a suitable power adaptor when you need it which might be incompatible. Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation . This guide has been written to prepare travellers wanting to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when they're staying in Oman.This page is a step by step guide showing you exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're travelling to Oman using their standard G or C type Omani 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note Type G plug outlets are typically used by most Omanis. If you are visiting Oman from another country double check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect the Omani power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle tablet 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 that you have installed version 8.5.1 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update which ensures you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For further 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 user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Oman

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Oman.

Oman

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Oman to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets that Omanis use (types G and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can power more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. By only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Oman and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Oman.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Oman. [9]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Oman?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Omani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Omani power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type G power adapter.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Omani 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. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes with shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B 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. On the side of the Fire situated to the right of the HDMI jack you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Omani 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 lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The takes approximately around 5 hours to fully recharge, however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the charging process. The 8.9 inch Kindle battery life should last 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Omani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Omani power outlet with type B USB micro cable with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Omani power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Omani power outlet. This plug supply (called the Type C power outlet [7] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 the Second Generation Kindle Fire HD found to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found 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 roughly around 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on your 8.9 inch Kindle lasts 9 to 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 procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Omani power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Oman
  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. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced between $10 to $15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15.