How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when planning a trip to The Cook Islands

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cook Islands power outlet with USB type B connector and a three pinned Type I USB charger.

Cook Islands power outlet

If packing for a vacation to The Cook Islands it's helpful to know in advance if you can power all your essential electronics like mobile phones and cameras when you're there. But without knowing which wall socket is used you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you having to buy a potentially overpriced charger when you're there which could be incompatible. Varying different voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.This page has instructions showing you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when travelling to The Cook Islands by using their 240 volt 50Hz Type I Cook Islands plug outlet. Power sockets are different depending on which area you visiting therefore we recommend reading the WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a complete list of regions. When you are visiting The Cook Islands from a different region please ensure your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure 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 when powering up.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Cook Islands 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 model, visit the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This make of Kindle Fire is identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you are using OS version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Cook Islands

Can the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation be used in The Cook Islands?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Cook Islands by using the correct power convertor.

The Cook Islands

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for The Cook Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to 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 back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here 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 The Cook Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Cook Islands 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to The Cook Islands using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Cook Islands. [7]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in The Cook Islands?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cook Islands power outlet

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cook Islands power outlet with USB type B connector and a three pinned Type I USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Cook Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 thin slots forming a triangle configuration with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of 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 your located next to the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Cook Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation 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 cycle. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation should last roughly 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 battery times.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Cook Islands power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about The Cook Islands
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, £20-£25.
  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, priced at £5-£10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.