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

Using USB Micro Type B connector with a Europlug Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Chilean power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a 3 pinned Type L USB charger.

Chilean power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. If you're visiting Chile the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using their standard Type L or C Chilean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type L plug outlets are used by most Chileans. Power sources change regionally so please read the WikiConnections global power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Chile from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that 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.

The following page shows how to connect the Chilean power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This particular model of the Kindle Fire is recognised by rear and front facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation OS, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle. For more information visit the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Chile

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

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

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Chile?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Chile is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Chileans use two different types of plug sockets (L and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the included 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 USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Chilean trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Chile

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Chile.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost 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 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 Chile.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Chile?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Chilean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a Europlug Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Chilean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the 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. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Chilean power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the power charger 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 bottom of the Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes around less than 6 hours to fully charge however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle lasts around 10 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Chilean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Chilean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Chilean power outlet with micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Chilean power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type L USB power adapter in the Chilean power outlet. You can identify this hexagon shaped wall supply by 3 holes in a line for live, neutral and ground pins. Note there are two different types of Type L plug outlet, one rated at 10 amps and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm pins spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the bottom of the located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The takes roughly less than 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 the recharging cycle. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life lasts 10 - 12 hours. For more 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 battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Chilean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile - Chilean Wikipedia 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=201597010&linkId=VKCJFRPACVESDX7I - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th 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 4th 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