How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when planning a trip to The Republic of the Congo

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Congo power outlet by using type B Micro USB connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type D USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type E power charger

Congo power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never been there before. When you're visiting The Republic of the Congo these instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the standard Type E, C or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting The Republic of the Congo from another country please double check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you intend on taking a trip to a place like Kinshasa we also recommend reading the Congo Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information.

The following guide shows how to connect the Congo power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This version of the Kindle is recognised by front and rear facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation update to make sure you have the latest set of features for your device. For further information visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in The Republic of the Congo

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation be used in The Republic of the Congo?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in The Republic of the Congo by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in The Republic of the Congo?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Congolese use three different standards of power outlets (E, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power 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 and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Republic of the Congo and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting The Republic of the Congo.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in The Republic of the Congo?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Congo power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Congo power outlet by using type B Micro USB connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Congo 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 taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the bottom of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes around under 6 hours to fully charge to 100% capacity however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life is roughly 10 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Congo power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Congo power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type D power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Congo power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Congo power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 3 round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the base of the Kindle situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Congo 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 charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX8.9 Forth Generation takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation lasts 10 - 12 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Congo power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Congo power outlet

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type E power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Congo power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Congo power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This recessed circular power supply can be recognised by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral with a single long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one 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 4th generation. You can find the USB port at the bottom of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes around around 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on the tablet should last approximately 10 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Congo power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo,_Republic_of_the - Congo 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=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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters