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

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Trinidad power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Trinidad power outlet

Different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when staying in Trinidad.If visiting Trinidad this page has useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the types B or A 115 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B wall outlets are typically used by most Trinidadians. You'll discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of countries. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Trinidad from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Trinidad power outlet to your 8.9" Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this particular version of Kindle by rear and front facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your tablet. Visit the manufacturers site at Amazon 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 Trinidad

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation to a Trinidad power outlet.

Trinidad

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best travel charger for Trinidad to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Trinidadians use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Trinidad trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad 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.

We recommend searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Trinidad

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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Trinidad using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a 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 just 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 Trinidad. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Trinidad?

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

Using USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type A power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Trinidad power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Trinidad power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Trinidad power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the base of the tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Trinidad power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life lasts approximately 10 - 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 procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Trinidad power outlet

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

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Trinidad power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type B USB charger.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Trinidad power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [7], can be recognised by the 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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 your Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Trinidad power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully charge but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life should last roughly 10 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Trinidad power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Trinidad
  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, estimated price 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, estimated cost C$10-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, under C$20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost C$15-C$20.