How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Fiji

Fijian power outlet to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation

Fijian power outlet

When planning a trip to Fiji it can often be useful to know in advance if you can charge any electronics like mobiles or laptop computers at your destination. By not knowing which wall socket to expect you could bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Fiji. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are staying abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Fiji using their 240 volt 50Hz I Type power outlet. Power supplies are different regionally so please read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Fiji from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

The following page shows how to connect the Fijian power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this Kindle version by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the rear. This guide assumes you have installed firmware version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle OS update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. For further information go to the support site at Amazon 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 Fiji

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Fijian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Fiji to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Fiji

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 going to Fiji using 3 pinned 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Fiji. [7]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Fiji?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Fijian power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type I power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Fijian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Fijian power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the Fijian power outlet. The power supply (called a Type I power outlet [3]) can be identified by three thin slots forming a triangular pattern with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You'll find the USB port at the side of the tablet located to the right of the HDMI socket.
  4. Turn on the Fijian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 5 hours to completely charge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the tablet should last approximately 9 to 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 times.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Fijian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Fijian page on wikipedia.org
  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, costing around £5.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.