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

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Indian power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type D power adapter, how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a three pin Type M power adapter

Indian power outlet

If you are planning a vacation it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge your essential electronics at your hotel. But by not knowing which power supply is used you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, meaning having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and cause damage to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Complicated voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation . This guide has been written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when they're staying in India.If you're planning a holiday to India the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by using their standard D, C or M type Indian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type D wall outlets are typically used by most Indians. If visiting India from a different country please check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan on staying in a tourist destination such as Mumbai or Chennai please refer to the India Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

This guide shows how to connect the Indian power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this particular version of Kindle by front and rear facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation software update to ensure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. Visit the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in India

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to an Indian power outlet.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation the best international travel adapter for India is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of wall outlets that Indians use (D, C and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Indian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for India

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both India and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting India using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting India. [11] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in India?

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

Using type B USB Micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Indian power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Indian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] 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 in the Indian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the base of your 8.9" Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Indian 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 lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life lasts around 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Indian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Indian power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Indian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type D USB power adapter in the Indian power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [7], looks like 3 circular holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 base of the tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle will display a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX takes roughly under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Indian power outlet

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Indian power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type M power adapter.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Indian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three circular holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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 base of the tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle will display a charge 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 if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Fire is around 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 M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Indian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - India Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated price around £10.
  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, £5-£10.
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, £20-£25.
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, £5-£10.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs £10-£15.