How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in Colombia

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Colombian power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type A power adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a three pin Type B USB adapter.

Colombian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to prevent visitors worrying if they can charge their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation abroad.The following step by step guide will show what you'll need to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you are visiting Colombia using their types B or A Colombian 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Colombia from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Colombian power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This version of the Kindle tablet is identified by rear and front facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you have installed OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update which ensures you have the most up to date features for your device. For more information visit the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Colombia

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation be used in Colombia?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Colombia by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Colombia?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation then the best international travel charger for Colombia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of power outlets that Colombians use (types B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip to Colombia or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to Colombia we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Colombia

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Colombia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Colombia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Colombia.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Colombia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Colombian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Colombian power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Colombian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the foot of your 8.9" Kindle found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Colombian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation should last 9 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Colombian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Learn how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Colombian power outlet by using type B USB micro cord and a Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Colombian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Colombian power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two thin slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a semicircle shaped hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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. At the bottom of your Kindle Fire Third Generation situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Colombian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will show a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Fire battery life should last approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Colombian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombia - wikipedia.org entry about Colombia
  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/typeA.htm - Type A 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 A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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