Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when staying in Micronesia

Using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type A USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Micronesian power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a three pin Type B power plug.

Micronesian power outlet

Differing standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to help assist visitors wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when staying abroad.When you're planning a trip to Micronesia the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the B or A type Micronesian 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Micronesia from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend to visit a place like Weno or Palikir read the Micronesia country page on wikipedia [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location.

These instructions show you how to connect the Micronesian power outlet to your Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire model can be identified by rear and front facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation Fire OS, however if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have all the latest features for your tablet. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Micronesia

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

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

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation the best international travel charger for Micronesia is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Micronesia (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Micronesian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Micronesia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Micronesia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Micronesia. [9]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Micronesia?

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type A USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Micronesian 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. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B connector 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. You will find the USB port at the foot of your located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation display will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge but this may be longer if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on your lasts 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 and the charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Micronesian power outlet

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type B USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Micronesian 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. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Micronesian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You'll find the USB port at the foot of the tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle takes under 6 hours to fully charge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is 10 to 12 hours depending on how you use it. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Micronesia country page on wikipedia
  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, 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, estimated cost 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, priced at under C$20.