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

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Aruban power outlet by using USB Type B cable and a three pin Type F Schuko USB charger, how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a double pin Type A USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type B power charger

Aruban power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation . These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.When going to Aruba this page contains instructions showing powering your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using the standard Type F, A or B 127 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Aruba from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check 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 power transformer to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Aruban power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 8.5.1 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which ensures you have the latest features for your device. 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 user manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Aruba

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Aruba by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Aruba is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Arubans use three different standards of wall outlets (F, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip to Aruba or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Aruba

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Aruba and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Aruba.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Aruba. [11]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Aruba?

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

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Aruban power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Aruban 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 inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by two thin adjacent slots.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD8.9 situated next to the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to completely recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Second Generation Kindle Fire should last approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. 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 recharging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Aruban power outlet

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

Using USB type B cable with a Type B USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Aruban power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Aruban power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the Aruban power outlet. The power supply (technically called a Type B power outlet [7]) is recognised by the 2 slots next to each other with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of your tablet located next to the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 5 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life is roughly 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Aruban power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Aruban power outlet by using USB Type B cable and a three pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using an Aruban power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This sunken circular plug outlet (called the Type F power outlet [9] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes along with a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter 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 the 8.9" Kindle found to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD8.9 Second Generation takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the battery life on the Fire should last roughly 9 - 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging 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 F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Aruban power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Aruba country page 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 - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, 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, costs 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. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  10. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, costing between $15 to $20.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.