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

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Norwegian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Norwegian power outlet

Various voltages and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Norway. This useful guide shows what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when going to Norway by using the standard types F or C Norwegian 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type F plug outlets are used by most Norwegians. If travelling to Norway from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan on visiting a Norwegian place like Oslo we also recommend referring to the Norway Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details prior to the location.

These instructions show you how to connect the Norwegian power outlet to the 8.9 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle version can be recognised by front and rear facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation firmware, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your device. Go to the Amazon.com support site 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 Norway

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation to a Norwegian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Norway is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Norwegians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Norway. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Norway

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 these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Norway.
  • 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Norway. [9] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Norway?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Norwegian power outlet with USB type B connector with a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Norwegian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Norwegian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cord 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 foot of your tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian 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 charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation should last approximately 10 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Norwegian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Norwegian power outlet

Using micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Norwegian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB 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 will find the USB port at the bottom of the Kindle Fire Forth Generation situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Fire display will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Kindle tablet 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 Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Norwegian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Norway Wikipedia web page
  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, costing 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, under $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, priced 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, between $15 to $20.