Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when planning a trip to America

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an American power outlet with Micro USB Type B cord with a Type A USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

American power outlet

Varying complicated frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there 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 charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation . This page is a step by step guide showing exactly how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when you're travelling to America using the Type B or A American 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type B plug outlets will be used by a majority of Americans. Power sockets vary depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to America from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 120 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the American power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model can be identified by front and rear facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation software update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your tablet. For more information visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in America

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in America by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best travel power adapter for America is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Americans use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can 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 type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your American trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. 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 adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for America

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 those 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 for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both America 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting America using 3 pin type B 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 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 America.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in America?

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

Using type B USB micro cable and a 3 pin Type A USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with an American power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the American power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains 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 foot of the tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the American power outlet.
  5. The battery icon 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 recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire lasts roughly 10 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an American power outlet

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

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type B power charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with an American power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an American 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. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the American power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [7], can be recognised by 2 thin slots where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the bottom of your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the American power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears 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 Forth Generation takes roughly under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire is around 10 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with an American power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://www.visittheusa.co.uk/ - Visit The USA
  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/typeA.htm - Type A 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 A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, estimated cost C$15-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$10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, 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, priced C$15-C$20.