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

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Portuguese power outlet with USB micro type B cable and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

Portuguese power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when they're staying abroad.When visiting Portugal this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Portuguese will use Type F plug outlets. If visiting Portugal from a different country ensure 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 from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Portuguese power outlet to your Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the latest set of features for your device. For further 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 user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Portugal

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Portugal by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Portugal is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets in Portugal (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel charger similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Portugal

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but 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 is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Portugal using type B American 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Portugal. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Portugal?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Portuguese power outlet

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Portuguese power outlet with USB type B cord and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Portuguese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Portuguese power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, sometimes called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3], is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB micro cord 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 can find the USB port at the side of the 8.9" Kindle Fire found to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Portuguese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD display will display a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle should last 9 - 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Portuguese power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Portuguese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Portuguese power outlet by using type B USB cable with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Portuguese power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. This recessed circular wall supply, sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [7], can be identified by two large round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of your tablet found next to the HDMI connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Portuguese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The takes around under 5 hours to completely charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life is approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Portuguese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Portuguese 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, £10-£15.
  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. 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, priced around £15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.