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

A guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Nicaraguan power outlet using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type A USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a three pinned Type B power charger.

Nicaraguan power outlet

Complicated frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. However 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 to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Nicaragua. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're in travelling to Nicaragua.This page contains a step by step guide showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are visiting Nicaragua by using their standard types B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Power sockets will change from region to region therefore we recommend reading the Wikiconnections travel power supplies list for a full list of destinations. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Nicaragua from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

The following guide shows you how to connect the Nicaraguan power outlet to the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this Kindle Fire model by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. This page assumes you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation Fire operating system, however if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle OS update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. 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 PDF guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Nicaragua

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

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Nicaragua to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets that Nicaraguans use (B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at an airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Nicaragua we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nicaragua

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 Nicaragua using 3 pinned 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Nicaragua. [9]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Nicaragua?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type A USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Nicaraguan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Nicaraguan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the Nicaraguan power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by the two slots adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 will find the USB port on the side of the Kindle Fire Second Generation situated to the right of the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately around 5 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation should last 9 - 11 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Nicaraguan power outlet using micro USB Type B cord with a Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Nicaraguan power outlet you will need 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 into the wall supply. This plug supply (known as the Type B power outlet [7]) can be recognised by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the long ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the Kindle tablet situated to the right of the HDMI connector you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD takes under 5 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Fire is 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 battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Nicaraguan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Nicaraguan country entry on wikipedia
  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, priced 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, 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, estimated cost 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, estimated price between $15 to $20.