Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Saint Helena

St Helenian power outlet to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation

St Helenian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation . This page was written to help prepare visitors wanting to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation abroad.If you are going to Saint Helena the following instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the St Helenians will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. Power sources will vary from country to country so we recommend that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets page where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different regions. When you are visiting Saint Helena from another region please check that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you intend on travelling to a St Helenian destination such as Jamestown or Half Tree Hollow please read the Saint Helena Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location.

This guide shows you how to connect the St Helenian power outlet to your Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this Kindle Fire version by front and rear facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your device. For further information visit the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Saint Helena

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation to a St Helenian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best travel adapter for Saint Helena to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Saint Helena we recommend buying a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful 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 Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Helena.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Saint Helena?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a St Helenian power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a 3 pin Type G USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a St Helenian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a St Helenian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the St Helenian power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the bottom of your Kindle Fire Forth Generation situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle display will show a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life is around 10 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a St Helenian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Saint Helena Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, between $10 to $15.
  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, priced between $5 to $10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $15 to $20.