Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in Afghanistan

Simple instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Afghan power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a two pin Type F USB plug.

Afghan power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation . This guide has been written to help assist visitors wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when they are abroad.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Afghanistan using the types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Afghanistan from another country make sure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Afghan power outlet to your 8.9" Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire can be identified by front and rear facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation firmware update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle. Visit the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Afghanistan

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Afghanistan?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Afghanistan.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Afghanistan?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Afghanistan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Afghans use two different types of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Afghanistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however 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 travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Afghanistan 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Afghanistan 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 much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Afghanistan.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Afghanistan?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Afghan power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with an Afghan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Afghan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded plug supply (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect 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 HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the base of your Kindle tablet located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is approximately 10 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Afghan power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Afghan power outlet

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Afghan power outlet with USB Type B cord with a three pin Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Afghan power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Afghan power outlet. This recessed round power outlet can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one 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 base of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely charge, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is approximately 10 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Afghan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan - Afghan 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=201597010&linkId=VKCJFRPACVESDX7I - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C 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 HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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