How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when visiting Canada

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Canadian power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Type A power adapter.

Canadian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Canada. These guidelines have been written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when they are visiting Canada.This page has instructions demonstrating what you'll need to power the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation when you are travelling to Canada by using a 120 volt 60Hz Type A Canadian plug outlet, the Canadians will use NEMA 1-15 P ungrounded plugs for charging. Power sources will vary depending on which country you visiting therefore we recommend reading the WikiConnections global power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. If the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Canada from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is dual voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the Canadian power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This make of the Kindle tablet is recognised 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 are using version 8.5.1 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation firmware, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the Amazon site 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 Canada

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

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

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Canada to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Canada

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Canada.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Canada.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Canada?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Canadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Canadian power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Canadian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. On the side of your tablet found next to the HDMI connector you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Canadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes approximately around 5 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your is 9 to 11 hours. For further information 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 Canadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada - Canadian 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
  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
  7. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters