Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Armenia

A guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Armenian power outlet using micro USB Type B cord and a Type C Europlug USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a double pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Armenian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation . These guidelines have been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge their Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when they are visiting Armenia.When you're planning a vacation to Armenia these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using the Type F or C Armenian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You'll discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are in therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Armenia from another country please check your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up.

This guide shows how to connect the Armenian power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed version 8.5.1 OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. Visit the manufacturers 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 guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Armenia

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

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

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

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Armenia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets that Armenians use (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility 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 smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Armenia we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Armenia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Armenia. [9]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Armenia?

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

Using micro USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Armenian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using an Armenian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall outlet can be recognised by 2 adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter 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 connector.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire takes roughly under 5 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the 8.9 inch Kindle battery life should last approximately 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Armenian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Armenian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Armenian power outlet with USB Type B cable and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Armenian 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. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Armenian power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other, plus thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of the 8.9 inch Kindle found to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately around 5 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle lasts 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 battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Armenian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Armenian Wikipedia web page
  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, costs 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, between $5 to $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, costs 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, between $15 to $20.