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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Salvadoranf power outlet using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type A USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a three pin Type B power plug.

Salvadoranf power outlet

Various standards and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to 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 El Salvador. When you're planning a vacation to El Salvador these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using their types B or A Salvadoranf 115 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to El Salvador from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is dual voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Salvadoranf power outlet to your Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire version is identified by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 8.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update which makes sure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. For further information visit the support 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.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in El Salvador

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

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation and visiting multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for El Salvador is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of plug sockets in El Salvador (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your 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 additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility 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 only a single power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger online. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for El Salvador

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting El Salvador 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 offers the same set of features as 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 El Salvador.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in El Salvador?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Salvadoranf power outlet using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Salvadoranf 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. Firstly plug the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type 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 8.9" Kindle Fire HD found to the right of the HDMI jack you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen 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 Kindle tablet is roughly 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Salvadoranf power outlet by using a two 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 Salvadoranf power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cord with a Type B USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Salvadoranf power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Salvadoranf 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. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Salvadoranf power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [7], can be recognised by the 2 slots next to each other where the twin blades go with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  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 Salvadoranf power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in 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 takes approximately less than 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 during recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 11 hours. For more 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 Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Salvadoranf power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Salvador - Salvadoranf country entry on wikipedia
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201016060&linkId=DLOFYKA26TCA5NOB - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - 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
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters