How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when staying in England

British power outlet to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation

British power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. If you are travelling to England the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using their 230 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Britons using a BS 1363 13 amp plug for power outlets. When you are visiting England from a different country check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning on visiting tourist destinations such as London or York we suggest referring to the British Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the British power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised by front and rear facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation Fire OS, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in England

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a British power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for England to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for England

The 4 port USB travel charger 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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both England 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to England using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting England. [7]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in England?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a British power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a British power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a British power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the British power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the power charger 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 bottom of the Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the British power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around less than 6 hours to fully charge however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle lasts around 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a British power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - British Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costing £20-£25.
  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, estimated cost around £5.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost £10-£15.