Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when visiting Latvia

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Latvian power outlet with USB micro type B cable and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

Latvian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Latvia. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are visiting Latvia.The following step-by-step guide shows exactly how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when going to Latvia using their standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Latvia from another country check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double 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 power transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you're planning to visit a Latvian city such as Riga we recommend reading the Wikipedia.org entry about Latvia [1] for more indepth information.

The following page shows you how to connect the Latvian power outlet to the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. We recommend visiting the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using Fire operating system version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle OS update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your Kindle Fire. For further information go to the Amazon 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 Latvia

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

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

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Latvia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Latvia (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your Latvian trip. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Latvia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Latvia using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Latvia. [9]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Latvia?

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

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Latvian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Latvian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB charger 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 Kindle tablet situated next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Latvian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation should last roughly 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Latvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Latvian power outlet by using type B USB cable with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Latvian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Latvian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go, plus thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of your Fire located to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Latvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Fire screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD8.9 takes less than 5 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life is 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 recharging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Latvian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Latvia
  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, 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 under $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, priced at under $20.
  9. 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.