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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Chilean power outlet using USB Type B connector and a Type C USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a three pin Type L USB plug.

Chilean power outlet

When packing for a trip it's helpful to know in advance if you can use your devices such as mobiles and tablets when you arrive. However, by not knowing which power supply to expect you may end up either having to bring unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to purchase a suitable adaptor when you're there. Various frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never visited before. This page has step by step instructions showing you what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you're travelling to Chile by using their types L or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Chileans will normally use Type L power outlets. When visiting Chile from another country check that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

The following page shows you how to connect the Chilean power outlet to the 8.9 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this Kindle Fire version by rear and front facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 Fire operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have all the latest features for your tablet. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Chile

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Chile?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a Chilean power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Chile to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Chileans use two different types of power outlets (L and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Chile

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Chile and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Chile 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 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 one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Chile.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Chile?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Chilean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Learn how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Chilean power outlet by using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Chilean 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. Firstly plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the foot of your located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle 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 is approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Chilean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Chilean power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Chilean power outlet with Type B USB cable with a three pinned Type L power charger.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Chilean power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. You can identify this flattened hexagon shaped wall supply by the 3 large round holes in a line. Note there are two different variations of Type L power outlet rated at 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp plug supply has 4mm thick round pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the foot of your tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation takes around under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically 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.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Chilean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile - Chilean Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201342250&linkId=ZJQS5ETWIYEWYT2M - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  8. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters