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

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cypriot power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

Cypriot power outlet

When packing for a vacation it can be useful to know if you'll be able to use all your important gadgets like mobiles or laptop computers that you are bringing along. However without knowing which power socket is being used you could bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Cyprus. These instructions have been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.This page contains a step by step guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are travelling to Cyprus by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Cypriots will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. When visiting Cyprus from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

The following page shows how to connect the Cypriot power outlet to the 8.9" Kindle Fire HD Second Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this make of Kindle Fire by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. This guide assumes that you are using operating system version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. 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 instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Cyprus

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Cyprus.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best travel charger for Cyprus is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cyprus 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Cyprus.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This 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 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 Cyprus.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Cyprus?

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cypriot power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cypriot power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Cypriot power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Cypriot power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical rectangular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You will find the USB port at the side of the 8.9" Kindle situated next to the HDMI connector.
  4. Turn on the Cypriot power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the display 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 charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Fire battery life is 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 charging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cypriot power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - Cypriot Wiki 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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters