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

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Egyptian power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Egyptian power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to visit 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 . This page contains instructions telling you how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when you're travelling to Egypt using the Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type F plug outlets will be used by a majority of Egyptians. If you are travelling to Egypt from another region make sure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Egyptian power outlet to your Forth Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please 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. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation operating system, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation software 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 Egypt

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

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

Egypt

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation and visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Egypt is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Egyptians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

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 supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate 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. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Egypt we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Egypt

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, 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 Egypt.
  • 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 only 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 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 Egypt. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Egypt?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Egyptian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Egyptian power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Egyptian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Egyptian power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect 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 tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Egyptian 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 8.9" Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 8.9" Kindle is approximately 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 recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Egyptian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Egyptian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Egyptian power outlet with micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Egyptian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [7]) can be recognised by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  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 base of the Kindle tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Egyptian 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 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes roughly less than 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 battery life on your 8.9" Kindle lasts around 10 to 12 hours. 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 an Egyptian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Egypt
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under $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, between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated cost between $15 to $20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20.