How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in Ecuador

Using USB Micro Type B cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type B USB adapter.

Ecuadorian power outlet

Differing standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Ecuador. The following step by step instructions shows you what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when travelling to Ecuador by using the B or A type 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Ecuador from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the Ecuadorian power outlet to the 8.9 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle is identified by rear and front facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you have installed firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. For more information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Ecuador

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Ecuador?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Ecuador by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Ecuador?

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Ecuador is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Ecuadorians use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Ecuador we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Ecuador

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ecuador 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 adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Ecuador using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Ecuador.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Ecuador?

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

Using USB Micro Type B cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the 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 by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the Ecuadorian power outlet. This wall outlet, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two adjacent slots where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the base of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation lasts 10 - 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 process and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet

Learn how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with an Ecuadorian power outlet with USB micro Type B cable with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 slots where the live and neutral plug outlet blades go with a semicircular shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the USB 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 8.9 inch Kindle Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX8.9 inch Forth Generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes around 6 hours to completely recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. The Kindle Fire HDX8.9 inch Forth Generation battery life is roughly 10 to 12 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecuador - Ecuadorian country 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/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 4th 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