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

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

Tuvaluan power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Tuvalu. This page has been specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when staying in Tuvalu by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz Type I Tuvaluan wall supply. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Tuvalu from another country please ensure 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 originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Tuvaluan power outlet to the Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle version can be recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the back. 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 latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. Visit 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 for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Tuvalu

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

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

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

When 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 Tuvalu to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia 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 do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Tuvalu or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight 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 space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tuvalu

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tuvalu and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Tuvalu.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Tuvalu. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Tuvalu?

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

Using type B USB cord and a Type I power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Tuvaluan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Tuvaluan power outlet you will need to buy 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 Tuvaluan power outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three thin slots forming a triangular shape with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 8.9" Kindle Fire HD Second Generation situated next to the HDMI output.
  4. Turn on the Tuvaluan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately under 5 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts around 9 to 11 hours depending on use. For further 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 process and battery times.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Tuvaluan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Tuvalu
  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, around £20.
  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, £10-£15.