Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when staying in Andorra

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Andorran power outlet using micro USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a two pin Type F Schuko power charger.

Andorran power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to charge their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when they are travelling to Andorra.When you're planning a trip to Andorra the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by using the F or C type Andorran 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware Type F plug outlets are typically used by a majority of Andorrans. Most power sources will vary from country to country so please read our WikiConnections world power connections guide for a complete list of destinations. When you are travelling to Andorra from another country check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Andorran power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire model is identified by rear and front facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Andorra

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation be used in Andorra?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Andorra.

Andorra

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Andorra?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Andorra to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Andorrans use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Andorran trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here 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 Andorra

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 3rd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 America visiting Andorra using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Andorra. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Andorra?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Andorran power outlet

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Andorran power outlet using micro USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using an Andorran power outlet you'll 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 taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet is recognised by 2 round adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the base of the Kindle tablet situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on your tablet is roughly 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd 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 3rd generation from an Andorran power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Andorran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using USB Type B connector and a Type F USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Andorran power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Andorran power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit, plus thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the bottom of your Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle takes under 6 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Andorran power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Andorran Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd 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, 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, costing 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.