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

A guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Belarus power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Europlug Type C power adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a double pinned Type F power adapter.

Belarus power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. When staying in Belarus these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using the types F or C Belarus 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies are different regionally therefore we recommend reading the Wikiconnections travel power connections page for a full list of regions. When you are travelling to Belarus from another country check that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging.

The following instructions show how to connect the Belarus power outlet to the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this Kindle Fire model by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. This page assumes you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. For further information visit the support site at Amazon.com 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 Belarus

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Belarus power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Belarus is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Belarus (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Belarus trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Belarus

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Belarus 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Belarus.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Belarus. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Belarus?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Belarus power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Belarus power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Belarus 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. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of your tablet situated next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to fully recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the 8.9 inch Kindle is roughly 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 battery times and the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Belarus power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using Micro USB type B cable and a Schuko Type F USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Belarus power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Belarus power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral and two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You can find the USB port on the side of the 8.9 inch Kindle located to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Belarus power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle takes roughly under 5 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life should last around 9 - 11 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Belarus power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Belarus
  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 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, under $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated price between $15 to $20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around $15.