How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when planning a trip to Luxembourg

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Luxembourg power outlet with Type B USB cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type F Schuko USB charger.

Luxembourg power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.When you are visiting Luxembourg these instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Luxembourg from a different region check that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Luxembourg power outlet to your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD8.9 inch and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle can be recognised by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed firmware version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle OS update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Luxembourg

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Luxembourg power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Luxembourg to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Luxembourgers use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Luxembourg

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Luxembourg 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Luxembourg using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Luxembourg. [9]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Luxembourg?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Luxembourg power outlet with Type B USB cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Luxembourg power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] 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 outlet. The power supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the two holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 tablet situated next to the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Second Generation Kindle Fire HD8.9 inch takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life is around 9 to 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 procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type F power adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Luxembourg power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Luxembourg power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type F USB power adapter in the Luxembourg power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and a pair of two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB Micro cord 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 situated next to the HDMI connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle takes around 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life is around 9 to 11 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Luxembourg power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Luxembourg Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, around £10.
  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 F power outlet
  8. 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, £15-£20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.