How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when staying in Antigua

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Antiguan power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a Type A power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Antiguan power outlet

If organizing a vacation to Antigua it's helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your common devices such as mobile phones and laptops when you're there. However without knowing which plug socket is being used you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. This page has simple instructions showing you exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when you're in Antigua by using the standard types B or A Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most Antiguans use Type B sockets in their power outlets. When you are travelling to Antigua from a different region please make sure the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

The following page shows how to connect the Antiguan power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle version can be recognised by rear and front facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Go to the support site at 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 Antigua

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation be used in Antigua?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Antigua.

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

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Antigua to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Antiguans use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Antigua or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Antigua.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Antigua.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Antigua?

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

Using Micro USB Type B cable with a Type A power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Antiguan power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Antiguan power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the base of the Fire located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle should last approximately 10 to 12 hours depending on use. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Antiguan power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Antiguan power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Antiguan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Antiguan power outlet. The power supply (called a Type B power outlet [7]) can be identified by two thin slots with a hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B micro USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You will find the USB port on the base of the Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life is 10 - 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 charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - Antiguan Wikipedia page
  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