Charging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a power outlet in Mexico

Using USB micro type B cord with a three pinned Type A power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Mexican power outlet and how to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Type B USB charger.

Mexican power outlet

When organizing a trip it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your indispensable electrical devices such as mobiles and laptops when you get there. Without knowing which power socket is used you may pack the wrong power adaptor, therefore needing to buy a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible and damage the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation abroad.If you're planning a holiday to Mexico these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by using the types B or A 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Mexicans will normally use Type B plugs in their plug outlets. Type A electrical sockets aren't as commonplace but still used by some hotels in Mexico. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Mexico from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Mexican power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the sides and the Kindle logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 8.5.1 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation software update which makes sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. 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 PDF manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Mexico

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation to a Mexican power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation then the best travel charger for Mexico is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Mexico (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation can support Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Mexican trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Mexico

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Mexico using type B American 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to 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 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 Mexico.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation in Mexico?

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

Using USB micro type B cord with a three pinned Type A power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Mexican power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation using a Mexican power outlet you'll 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 plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Mexican power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into. Type A power sockets in Mexico aren't as commonplace but might still used in some hotels.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of your Fire situated to the right of the HDMI output you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Mexican power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely charge but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation lasts 9 to 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Mexican power outlet

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type B power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation with a Mexican power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from the Mexican power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter into the Mexican power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long grounded pin. The most common sockets found in Mexico are Type B electrical outlets.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB micro cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation. At the side of your situated to the right of the HDMI jack you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Mexican power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation takes under 5 hours to completely charge but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation should last 9 to 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 2nd generation from a Mexican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://www.visitmexico.com/en - Visit Mexico Web Site
  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. 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
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters