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

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Armenian power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type F power plug.

Armenian power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when you're going abroad.The following step-by-step instructions shows you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when visiting Armenia by using the standard types F or C Armenian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Armenia from a different country double check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

This guide shows how to connect the Armenian power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this particular model of the Kindle Fire 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. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation Fire operating system, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle Fire. Visit 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 Armenia

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

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Armenia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Armenians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. 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 power chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Armenia or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable 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 at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using just a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Armenia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via 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 unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Armenia 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Armenia using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Armenia. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Armenia?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Armenian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using Type B micro USB connector and a Europlug Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Armenian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Armenian 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. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Armenian power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB 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. On the foot of your located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will show a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge 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 recharging. Typically the Kindle battery life lasts roughly 10 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Armenian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Armenian power outlet with Micro USB Type B connector with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using an Armenian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply (called a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [7]) can be identified by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one 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. At the base of the Fire found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Armenian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be 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 depending on use. 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 the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Armenian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Armenia
  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, costs 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, estimated price 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.