Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in China

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Chinese power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Type A USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a double pinned Type C USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a three pinned Type I power adapter

Chinese power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prepare travellers wanting to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when they're staying in China.When you are visiting China the following instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by using their standard Type I, A or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type I wall outlets are used by a majority of Chinese. When travelling to China from a different country ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Chinese power outlet to your Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by rear and front facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation software update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in China

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a Chinese power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for China to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different standards of plug sockets in China (I, A and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for China

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting China using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 most travellers from around the world visiting China.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in China?

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Chinese power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Chinese power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded wall outlet (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the bottom of the 8.9 inch Kindle found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Chinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your 8.9" Kindle Fire lasts 9 to 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 battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Chinese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using USB micro type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Chinese power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Chinese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Chinese power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes called the Europlug or Type C power outlet [7]) is identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the foot of the tablet found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Chinese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life 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 procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Chinese power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Chinese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type I power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Chinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Chinese power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type I power outlet [9], can be identified by 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and earth blades. Note that the live and neutral blades are configured reversed compared to Argentinian plug outlets so please check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible with a Chinese power supply.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the base of your Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Chinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle Fire takes around under 6 hours to completely recharge but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on your is around 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 and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Chinese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China - wikipedia entry about China
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  10. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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