How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Barbuda

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type A power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Barbudan power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a three pinned Type B USB charger.

Barbudan power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when they're staying abroad.The following useful guide shows how to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when going to Barbuda by using the B or A type 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Barbuda from a different country make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Barbudan power outlet to the Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle is identified by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 8.5.1 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For more information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon.com 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 Barbuda

Can you use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Barbuda?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Barbuda by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best travel adapter for Barbuda to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of wall outlets in Barbuda (B and A) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Barbuda 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Barbuda 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. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Barbuda.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Barbuda?

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

Using USB Micro Type B cable and a Type A power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Barbudan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Barbudan power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 adjacent slots for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire situated next to the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle lasts 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Barbudan power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Barbudan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type B USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Barbudan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades go with a semicircular hole below for the slightly longer ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB 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. On the side of your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HD situated next to the HDMI socket you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes roughly around 5 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, 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 Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life is 9 - 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the 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 Barbudan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - Barbuda Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201016060&linkId=DLOFYKA26TCA5NOB - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, £10-£15.
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, priced around £10.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £15-£20.