Charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Singapore

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Singapore power outlet, how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a 2 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type M USB plug

Singapore power outlet

If you are planning a vacation it is helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your indispensable electrical devices that you'll be bringing along with you. But by not knowing which power supply is being used you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, meaning having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when they are abroad.This useful guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're visiting Singapore using the standard G, C or M type Singapore 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of Singaporeans typically use Type G power outlets. If you are visiting Singapore from another country make sure the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you intend to stay in a place like Singapore or Sentosa please refer to the Visit Singapore [1] for more indepth information.

This guide shows how to connect the Singapore power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 8.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation Fire OS, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your tablet. For more information 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 guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Singapore

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Singapore.

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best travel charger for Singapore to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Singaporeans use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, C and M) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Singapore trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Singapore

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Singapore and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Singapore using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Singapore. [11] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Singapore?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Singapore power outlet

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Singapore power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three rectangular slots forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth. The most common sockets found in Singapore are Type G electrical outlets.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B connector 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'll find the USB port on the side of the Fire found next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle Fire takes around less than 5 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is approximately 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 the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Singapore power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Singapore power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Singapore power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Singapore power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral. Type C power sockets in Singapore are less commonplace.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the 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 tablet situated to the right of the HDMI jack.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle takes approximately around 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts around 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. 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 Singapore power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type M power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Singapore power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type M USB power adapter in the Singapore power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type M power outlet [9], looks like 3 large circular holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth. Type M plug outlets in Singapore might not be as commonplace.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B connector 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'll find the USB port on the side of the Fire found next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle Fire takes around less than 5 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is approximately 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 the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Visitsingapore - Visit Singapore
  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, estimated price £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, around £5.
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price around £10.
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, £5-£10.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.