Charging the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when planning a trip to Uruguay

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Uruguayan power outlet using Micro USB Type B cord with a Type L USB charger, recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a two pin Europlug Type C power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type F Schuko power adapter

Uruguayan power outlet

If you are planning a vacation it's useful to know if you can use any common electronics when you get there. But by not knowing which power supply is being used you could pack the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when travelling abroad.This page has simple instructions showing you how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you're travelling to Uruguay using the Type F, C, I or L 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type F power outlets will be used by a majority of Uruguayans. If you are travelling to Uruguay from another region make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the Uruguayan power outlet to the Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This model of Kindle can be identified by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the sides and a Kindle logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 8.5.1 or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your tablet. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Uruguay

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Uruguay by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Uruguay is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Uruguayans use four different types of wall outlets (types F, C, I and L) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation at the airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Uruguay we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Uruguay

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Uruguay and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Uruguay using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Uruguay. [11] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Uruguay?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Uruguayan power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 round holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of the Fire found to the right of the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around less than 5 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire Second Generation is approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use it. 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 Uruguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using the Uruguayan power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [7]) can be recognised by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of your 8.9" Kindle located next to the HDMI socket you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will show a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle takes approximately around 5 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts roughly 9 to 11 hours. 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 F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Uruguayan power outlet using Micro USB Type B cord with a Type L USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this flattened hexagon shaped plug supply by the three round holes forming a line. Note there are two types of Type L power outlet, one rated at 10 amps and one for 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm round pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. You can find the USB port at the side of your 8.9" Kindle located next to the HDMI socket.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation battery life lasts roughly 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Uruguay
  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, priced around £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, costs £5-£10.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costs around £15.
  9. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  10. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, priced at under £30.
  11. 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.