How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in French Polynesia

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a French Polynesian power outlet, how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a double pin Type A USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a double pin Type E USB adapter

French Polynesian power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. The following step by step instructions tells you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are visiting French Polynesia by using the standard Type E, A or B 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. You'll discover that most power sockets are different regionally so we recommend reading our Wikiconnections global power sockets guide where you'll find a full list showing countries. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting French Polynesia from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your device is dual voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This guide shows you how to connect the French Polynesian power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this Kindle tablet by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 8.5.1 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update to ensure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. For more information go to the manufacturers website 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 French Polynesia

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a French Polynesian power outlet.

French Polynesia

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

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 French Polynesia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Tahitians use three different types of plug sockets (E, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for French Polynesia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both French Polynesia 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting French Polynesia using 3 pin type B US 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper 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 most travellers from around the world visiting French Polynesia. [11]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in French Polynesia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB type B connector and a Type A USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a French Polynesian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter in the French Polynesian power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB 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. On the side of the Second Generation Kindle Fire found to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a French Polynesian power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the French Polynesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger 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 jack.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 5 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Fire should last approximately 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a French Polynesian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB type B connector and a Type E USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a French Polynesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the French Polynesian power outlet. The sunken round wall supply, also called the Type E power outlet [9], can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and one metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB 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. On the side of the 8.9" Kindle Fire HD Second Generation found to the right of the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - French Polynesian Wiki page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, costing £2-£3.
  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, £5-£10.
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, priced £20-£25.
  9. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated cost £5-£10.
  11. 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.