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

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Barbadian power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type A power charger and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type B USB plug.

Barbadian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Barbados. This step by step guide shows you exactly how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when visiting Barbados using their standard Type B or A 115 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type B plug outlets will be used by most Barbadians. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Barbados from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is dual-voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

The following guide shows you how to connect the Barbadian 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 find the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation 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 Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation firmware update which ensures you have all the latest features for your Kindle Fire. Visit the Amazon.com support site 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 Barbados

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

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

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best international travel adapter for Barbados to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Bajans use two different types of power outlets (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Barbadian trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Barbados we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbados

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Barbados 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Barbados 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Barbados. [9]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Barbados?

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

A guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Barbadian power outlet by using Type B USB cable and a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Barbadian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Barbadian power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector 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 will find the USB port on the bottom of the found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle will show a charge icon to indicate 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 the 8.9" Kindle Fire is roughly 10 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more 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 A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Barbadian power outlet

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type B USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Barbadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Barbadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two thin slots for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one 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 base of your Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life lasts approximately 10 - 12 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Barbadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Barbados Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, costs 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. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, C$15-C$20.
  9. 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.