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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type A USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Colombian power outlet and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Colombian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation . If travelling to Colombia these instructions show how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using their standard Type B or A Colombian 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation does not power up or charges slowly when you are travelling to Colombia from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts can take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual-voltage (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Colombian power outlet to the Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This model of Kindle can be identified by front and rear facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation OS update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Colombia

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

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

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best travel charger for Colombia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Colombians use two different types of wall 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 handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Colombia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however 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 necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. 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 North America visiting Colombia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Colombia.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Colombia?

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type A USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Colombian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Colombian 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect 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'll find the USB port on the bottom of your 8.9" Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Colombian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life should last 10 to 12 hours. 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 A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Colombian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Colombian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using Micro USB Type B connector with a Type B USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Colombian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Colombian power outlet you will need to buy 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 Colombian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots where the twin blades slide into with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro 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 can find the USB port at the foot of the situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Colombian 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 the tablet is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire takes approximately less than 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 8.9" Kindle is 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 the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Colombian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombia - Colombian country entry on wikipedia
  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
  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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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