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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Ecuadorian power outlet with micro USB Type B cable and a Type A USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type B power plug.

Ecuadorian power outlet

Differing standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when going to Ecuador.When you're travelling to Ecuador these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using the standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Ecuador from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Ecuadorian power outlet to your Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you have installed version 8.5.1 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle firmware update which ensures you have the most up to date 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 instruction manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Ecuador

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to an Ecuadorian power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best travel adapter for Ecuador to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Ecuadorians use two different standards of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Ecuador

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Ecuador.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Ecuador.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Ecuador?

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Ecuadorian power outlet with micro USB Type B cable and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Ecuadorian power outlet you'll 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 taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This power outlet, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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. At the side of the Kindle Fire Second Generation situated next to the HDMI jack you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to completely recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. The tablet battery life should last approximately 9 to 11 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with an Ecuadorian 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 an Ecuadorian power outlet

Using USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type B USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Ecuadorian 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. First you'll need to plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the Ecuadorian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other where the short two blades sit with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type 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 your found next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecuador - Ecuadorian 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