Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when planning a trip to Ecuador

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type A USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Ecuadorian power outlet and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Ecuadorian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to help assist visitors wanting to power their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation abroad.This page has step by step instructions which shows how to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Ecuador using the types B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation does not power up or charges slowly when you are travelling to Ecuador from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Ecuadorian power outlet to your and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle tablet can be identified by front and rear facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation firmware, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. 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 PDF guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Ecuador

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Ecuador by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Ecuador to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of wall outlets in Ecuador (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Ecuadorian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature online - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Ecuador

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Ecuador using 3 pin type B 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Ecuador.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Ecuador?

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a Type A USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Ecuadorian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Ecuadorian 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 the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power 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 the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation lasts roughly 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Ecuadorian 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 an Ecuadorian power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type B power charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Ecuadorian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Ecuadorian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots next to each other where the plug outlet blades sit with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the foot of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is approximately 9 - 12 hours. For further information 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 B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecuador - Wikipedia.org web page about Ecuador
  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