Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in Andorra

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with an Andorran power outlet with USB Micro Type B cord and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Andorran power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when they're staying abroad.These step by step instructions shows how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when visiting Andorra using the standard F or C type Andorran 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type F plug outlets will be used by a majority of Andorrans. If you are visiting Andorra from another country check that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you are planning on taking a trip to destinations like Andorra la Vella or Les Escaldes please refer to the Andorra Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

These instructions show how to connect the Andorran power outlet to the 8.9" Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this Kindle model by rear and front facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes you are using Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle update which ensures you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. For further information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Andorra

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Andorra.

Andorra

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best travel adapter for Andorra is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Andorrans use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Andorran trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Andorra we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Andorra

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 these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Andorra 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Andorra.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Andorra. [9]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Andorra?

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type C USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Andorran power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Andorran power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded power outlet (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You'll find the USB port on the bottom of the Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle takes around under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the 8.9" Kindle battery life should last 10 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Andorran power outlet

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

A guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with an Andorran power outlet using USB Micro type B cord with a three pin Type F USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using an Andorran 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 the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Andorran power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet, also known as the Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [7], can be recognised by two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral along with two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the bottom of your tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Andorran power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes roughly around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the 8.9 inch Kindle is approximately 10 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Andorran power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Andorra Wikipedia 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, 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 under $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.