How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when planning a trip to The Bahamas

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bahamas power outlet using USB type B cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a three pinned Type B USB plug.

Bahamas power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. When visiting The Bahamas these instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using their standard types B or A 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, please note that Type B power outlets are typically used by a majority of Bahamians. You will discover power will change depending on which country you are visiting so please read the World power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting The Bahamas from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Bahamas power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This make of the Kindle tablet is identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you have installed operating system version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle OS update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Bahamas

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Bahamas by using the correct power convertor.

The Bahamas

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

When travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for The Bahamas is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets in The Bahamas (types B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage 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 space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to The Bahamas we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Bahamas

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 the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The Bahamas using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas. [9]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Bahamas?

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

Using USB Type B cord and a Type A power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bahamas power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the tablet found next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD Second Generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 5 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life is around 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bahamas power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type B power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Bahamas power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Bahamas power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as the Type B power outlet [7], is identified by two slots parallel to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of your located next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes under 5 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is 9 to 11 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - The Bahamas Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, costing 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 B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, 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, under $15.