How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when visiting Austria

A guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with an Austrian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

Austrian power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and sockets can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when they're abroad.This page contains instructions which shows what you'll need to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when you're in Austria using their standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Austrians typically use the Type F sockets in their wall outlets. When travelling to Austria from another region check that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating during charging.

The following guide shows how to connect the Austrian power outlet to the Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this particular make of Kindle Fire by front and rear facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 Fire OS operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation firmware update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Austria

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

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

Austria

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation the best international travel charger for Austria is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Austrians use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Austria

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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Austria using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Austria. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Austria?

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

A guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with an Austrian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Austrian 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. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Austrian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord 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. At the foot of your Kindle Fire Forth Generation situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation should last 10 - 12 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Austrian 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 Austrian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with an Austrian power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using an Austrian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the bottom of your tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Austrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet will show a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation battery life should last approximately 10 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Austrian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Austria
  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, 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, under $20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $15 to $20.