Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in The British Virgin Islands

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a three pin Type B power adapter.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially to the first time traveller. If you're staying in The British Virgin Islands this page has instructions showing you charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the types B or A 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. You will find power supplies differ depending on which country you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and North America page for a full list of regions and countries. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to The British Virgin Islands from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on taking a trip to a British Virgin Islands place such as Road Town we also suggest reading the British Virgin Islands Wikipedia web page [1] for further information.

This guide shows how to connect the British Virgin Islands power outlet to the 8.9 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire can be identified by rear and front facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. This page assumes that you are using Fire operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in The British Virgin Islands

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation be used in The British Virgin Islands?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation to a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

The British Virgin Islands

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in The British Virgin Islands?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best international travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. British Virgin Islanders use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe 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 will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers for your British Virgin Islands trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting The British Virgin Islands using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 The British Virgin Islands. [9]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in The British Virgin Islands?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the plug supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 base of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life lasts 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.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 foot of the 8.9 inch Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life 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 times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - British Virgin Islands Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, priced 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, priced at between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, around $10.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around $15.