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

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Tongan power outlet with USB micro type B cable with a three pin Type I USB adapter.

Tongan power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never been there before. When you're visiting Tonga these instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type plug supply. If travelling to Tonga from another region double check the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt 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) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan on visiting a Tongan destination like Nuku?alofa or Mu'a we also recommend referring to the Tongan Wikipedia web page [1] for more information on the location.

This guide shows you how to connect the Tongan power outlet to the Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 8.5.1 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update to make sure you have the latest set of features for your device. Visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Tonga

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

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

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

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

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can 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 Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal 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 flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tonga

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 visitors 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 can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 Tonga 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 from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tonga. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Tonga?

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

A guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Tongan power outlet using USB type B cord and a 3 pinned Type I power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Tongan power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three thin slots forming an upside-down triangle shape with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth.
  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. You can find the USB port on the side of the tablet found next to the HDMI output.
  4. Switch on the Tongan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in 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 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD Second Generation takes less than 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts 9 - 11 hours depending on use. 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 I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Tongan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tongan Wikipedia web page
  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, estimated cost £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, around £5.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost £10-£15.