How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Bermuda

A guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bermuda power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type B USB adapter.

Bermuda power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. When you're travelling to Bermuda this page contains instructions showing how to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using their types B or A Bermuda 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please be aware Type B wall outlets will be typically used by most Bermudans. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Bermuda from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the Bermuda power outlet to the Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle tablet is recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 8.5.1 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update which ensures you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Bermuda

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Bermuda power outlet.

Bermuda

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation then the best travel charger for Bermuda is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Bermudians use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a flexible power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Bermuda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. 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 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Bermuda using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda. [9]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Bermuda?

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

A guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bermuda power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bermuda power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the Bermuda power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains 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 your Fire located to the right of the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD8.9 inch Second Generation display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully charge to full capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD8.9 inch Second Generation lasts 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bermuda power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bermuda power outlet

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Bermuda power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Bermuda power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Bermuda power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type B power outlet [7], is identified by two slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of the Kindle Fire Second Generation situated next to the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HD8.9 inch Second Generation battery life is roughly 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 battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Bermuda power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Bermuda country Wikipedia 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 - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, costs around $10.
  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 B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, 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, around $15.