Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Saudi Arabia

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Saudi Arabian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type B USB adapter, how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a three pinned Type G power charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type A power charger

Saudi Arabian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation . These guidelines have been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.If you are going to Saudi Arabia these useful instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using the G, A, B or D type Saudi Arabian 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type G wall outlets will be used by most Saudis. If travelling to Saudi Arabia from a different region make sure the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

The following instructions show how to connect the Saudi Arabian power outlet to the Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire version is identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. This page assumes you are using Fire OS version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. Visit the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Saudi Arabia

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best international travel charger for Saudi Arabia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of plug sockets in Saudi Arabia (G, A, B and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saudi Arabia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saudi Arabia 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Saudi Arabia.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as 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 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 Saudi Arabia. [13] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Saudi Arabia?

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

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Saudi Arabian 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. Plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 3 vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of your Kindle tablet situated to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD Second Generation screen will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes around around 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts approximately 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 life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B USB cable with a three pinned Type A power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire situated to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The 8.9" Kindle battery life lasts approximately 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 the recharging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using type B USB cable with a three pinned Type B power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots where the plug outlet blades go with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire situated to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The 8.9" Kindle battery life lasts approximately 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 the recharging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Using USB micro type B cord and a Schuko Type F USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go along with a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You will find the USB port on the side of the Kindle tablet located to the right of the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Saudi Arabian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at 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 Second Generation Kindle Fire HD takes under 5 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts 9 - 11 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Saudi Arabia
  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, £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, £5-£10.
  7. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, estimated price around £1.
  9. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  10. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, £20-£25.
  11. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  12. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced around £15.
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing around £10.