How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Malta

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Maltese power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

Maltese power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when going abroad.This page contains a useful guide demonstrating what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're travelling to Malta by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G Maltese plug outlet, with the Maltese using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. Power sources will change from country to country so please read the WikiConnections global power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Malta from another country please ensure the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

This guide shows how to connect the Maltese power outlet to the Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your tablet. Go to the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Malta

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Malta.

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What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Malta?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Malta is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Malta or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Malta

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Malta.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Malta. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Malta?

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

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Maltese power outlet with micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Maltese 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 in the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes containing shutters in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 the tablet located to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Maltese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Fire should last approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Maltese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Maltese Wiki page
  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 - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $10 to $15.