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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Kenyan power outlet using Micro USB type B cord and a three pinned Type G USB adapter.

Kenyan power outlet

Complicated standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Kenya. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.When you are visiting Kenya these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, the Kenyans will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. Power supplies will vary from region to region so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections global power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Kenya from a different country make sure the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

This guide shows you how to connect the Kenyan power outlet to the Kindle Fire Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise 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 we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update which ensures you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation PDF manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Kenya

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

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Kenya?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Kenya is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Kenyan trip. 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 versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kenya

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kenya 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Kenya.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Kenya. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Kenya?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Kenyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Kenyan power outlet using Micro USB type B cord and a three pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Kenyan power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Kenyan power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB 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 the tablet found next to the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Kenyan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle tablet battery life is around 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Kenyan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Kenyan Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costs £15-£20.
  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 £5-£10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.