How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when planning a trip to Saint Martin

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a St Martins power outlet by using micro USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

St Martins power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. If you're going to Saint Martin this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Saint Martins normally use the Type F plugs in their power outlets. When visiting Saint Martin from another country please double check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the St Martins power outlet to your 8.9" Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this model of the Kindle by rear and front facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Saint Martin

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

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

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation or visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Saint Martin to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Saint Martins use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters on your St Martins trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Martin

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Martin using 3 pin type B US 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Martin.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Saint Martin?

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

Using type B USB micro cord and a 3 pinned Type C power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a St Martins power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a St Martins power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter into the St Martins power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (called the Europlug) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B cable into 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 situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX8.9" takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life should last approximately 10 - 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a St Martins power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Learn how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a St Martins power outlet with type B USB connector with a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the St Martins power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You can find the USB port on the bottom of the tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX8.9" display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely recharge but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX8.9" battery life lasts approximately 10 to 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Martin - Wikipedia page about Saint Martin
  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