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

Using Type B USB connector with a Type C USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Brazilian power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a three pinned Type N USB plug.

Brazilian power outlet

Brazil uses 2 different types of voltage depending on the location - both 127 volts and 240 volts. Always ensure that you familiarise yourself with the voltage of the outlet prior to using any electrical appliance in a Brazilian power outlet. Instructions on this page assume that you understand which voltage you will be using, however the safest option is always to use a dual voltage device or appliance.

If you are organizing a vacation to Brazil it can be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use your vital electronics like mobile phones and tablets when you reach your destination. Without knowing which plug socket is being used in Brazil you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable power adaptor when you're there. Varying complicated standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation . These instructions were specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can power their Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when they're going to Brazil.If you're going to Brazil this page has instructions showing how to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using their standard types N or C Brazilian 60Hz power outlets, Type N power outlets will be typically used by a majority of Brazilians. Most power sources differ from region to region so we recommend reading our WikiConnections world power connections guide where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting Brazil from a different country please check that it is compatible with a Brazilian power supply. Typically devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the Brazilian power outlet to the Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle tablet can be recognised by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 8.5.1 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. For more information visit 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 user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Brazil

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

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

Brazil

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

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation the best travel power adapter for Brazil to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Brazilians use (types N and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up 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 space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Brazil

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Brazil and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Brazil.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a 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 a 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 Brazil. [9]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Brazil?

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

Using Type B USB connector with a Type C USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Brazilian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Brazilian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet can be recognised by the two round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go. Prior to 2010 older buildings may use this power outlet.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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. At the side of your tablet located next to the HDMI output you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation display will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 5 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the battery life on your tablet lasts 9 - 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Brazilian power outlet

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Brazilian power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type N power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Brazilian power outlet you will need a Type N USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type N USB power adapter in the Brazilian power outlet. The hexagon shaped power outlet, technically known as a Type N power outlet [7], looks like three large circular holes in a triangular pattern. Since 1st January 2010 all new buildings use this power outlet.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of your Second Generation Kindle Fire HD8.9 situated next to the HDMI connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately less than 5 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The Second Generation Kindle Fire battery life is around 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 and battery times.
How to use a Type N power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Brazilian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Brazil entry on wikipedia.org
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing under £10.
  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, estimated cost around £5.
  7. iec.ch - Type N power outlet
  8. Type N USB power adapter - The three 4mm rounded pins on a grounded Brazilian Type N USB charger form a flattened triangular pattern, under £40.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs £10-£15.