Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when staying in Singapore

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Singapore power outlet by using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type M USB charger, recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a three pinned Type G power charger and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type C USB charger

Singapore power outlet

When packing for a holiday to Singapore it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any common gadgets like mobile phones and laptop computers when you get to your destination. By not knowing which power supply is being used in Singapore you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival that might not be compatible and cause problems with the device. Varying complicated standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when you are travelling to Singapore.When you're planning a trip to Singapore these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using the Type G, C or M Singapore 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type G power outlets will be typically used by most Singaporeans. If visiting Singapore from a different country please ensure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

These instructions show how to connect the Singapore power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle Fire version by rear and front facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle firmware update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Singapore

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation be used in Singapore?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Singapore.

Singapore

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Singapore?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Singapore is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Singaporeans use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, C and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. Only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Singapore

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 HDX 8.9 4th generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Singapore 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Singapore 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Singapore. [11]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Singapore?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B cord with a Type G USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Singapore power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Singapore power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 vertical slots forming a triangular configuration. The most common sockets found in Singapore are Type G power sockets.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 HDX 8.9 4th generation. You can find the USB port at the bottom of your Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is around 10 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Singapore power outlet

Using USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Singapore power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Singapore power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins. Type C power sockets in Singapore are less commonplace.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You'll find the USB port on the base of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation display will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle takes under 6 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the 8.9 inch Kindle should last 10 - 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Singapore power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

A guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Singapore power outlet using USB Micro Type B cord with a Type M USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Singapore power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type M USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug supply (known as the Type M power outlet [9]) looks like 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth. These outlets are less common in Singapore.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the foot of the situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life lasts approximately 10 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Visitsingapore - Visit Singapore
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced at C$15-C$20.
  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, under C$15.
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced at C$15-C$20.
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, around C$15.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.