Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in Malta

Maltese power outlet to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation

Maltese power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. This step-by-step guide will show exactly how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when travelling to Malta by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Maltese using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If you are visiting Malta from a different region please double check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

The following instructions show how to connect the Maltese power outlet to the Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire version is recognised by front and rear facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle firmware update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. For further information visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Malta

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation to a Maltese power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Malta to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of 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 power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters for your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Malta

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Malta and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Malta using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 gives 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Malta. [7]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Malta?

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

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

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Maltese power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Maltese power outlet. The wall outlet, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB 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 tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Maltese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX takes roughly under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take 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 lasts 10 to 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Maltese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Malta
  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 under 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced C$15-C$20.