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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Colombian power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pin Type A USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type B USB adapter.

Colombian power outlet

Varying different voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.This page has useful instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Colombia using their standard types B or A Colombian 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. Power sockets are different depending on which area you visiting therefore we recommend reading the WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a complete list of regions. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Colombia 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 either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the Colombian power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle Fire version by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using version 8.5.1 Fire operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. For more information visit Amazon 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 Colombia

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Colombia?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Colombian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Colombia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Colombians use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Colombia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Colombia 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. This 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 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 Colombia.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Colombia?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Colombian power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pin Type A USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Colombian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Colombian power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of your Kindle tablet located to the right of the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Colombian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol 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 Fire HD8.9 Second Generation takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is 9 to 11 hours. For more information on charging the 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 Colombian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using type B USB micro cord and a Type B power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Colombian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Colombian power outlet you will need to buy 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 power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 slots where the plug outlet blades go with a semicircle shaped hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port on the side of your Kindle Fire HD8.9 Second Generation located to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Turn on the Colombian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to completely recharge, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on the tablet should last roughly 9 - 11 hours depending on use. For more information 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 Colombian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombia - Colombia wikipedia page
  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