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

A guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Argentinean power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a three pinned Type I power plug.

Argentinean power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting another country to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can power their Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.When you're visiting Argentina these instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the standard types I or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type I power outlets are typically used by a majority of Argentineans. If travelling to Argentina from a different country make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect the Argentinean power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle can be recognised by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you have installed firmware version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle OS update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. 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 PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Argentina

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

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

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation then the best travel charger for Argentina to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Argentines use two different standards of wall outlets (I and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Argentina

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 converter 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 Argentina.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Argentina.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Argentina?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Argentinean power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Argentinean power outlet with type B USB cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using an Argentinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one 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 the Kindle situated next to the HDMI connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle display will display a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet 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 recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle battery life should last approximately 9 - 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 and battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Argentinean power outlet

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

Learn how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Argentinean power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord with a Type I power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Argentinean power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type I USB power adapter in the Argentinean power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as a Type I power outlet [7], can be identified by three thin slots in an upside-down triangular pattern with the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground. Note that the live and neutral blades are reversed compared to Chinese and Australian power outlets so check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible with an Argentinean power supply.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 tablet found next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 5 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation should last 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Argentinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina - wikipedia page about Argentina
  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/typeC.htm - Type C 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 C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, estimated price under $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, priced under $10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  8. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet, priced 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, under $15.