How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in Kuwait

Instructions showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Kuwaiti power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type G power charger and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation abroad.When travelling to Kuwait this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using their G or C type 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies will change from country to country so please read the Wiki Connections global power supplies page for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If visiting Kuwait from another region double check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that 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 Kuwaiti power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by rear and front facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle. For more information go to 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 Kuwait

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

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

Kuwait

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Kuwait to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that Kuwaitis use (types G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kuwait and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Kuwait.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kuwait. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Kuwait?

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

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Kuwaiti power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Kuwaiti 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. First insert the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 on the foot of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation lasts roughly 10 - 12 hours. For more information on charging 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 G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Kuwaiti power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Kuwaiti power outlet

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Kuwaiti power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Kuwaiti power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This wall supply (sometimes known as the Europlug) can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Kuwaiti power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes around under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Forth Generation battery life is 10 - 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Kuwaiti power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Kuwaiti entry on Wikipedia
  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, costing 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, priced under $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costing between $10 to $15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.