Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in England

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a British power outlet.

British power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially if you've never been there before. This page contains simple instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when visiting England using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type British plug outlet, the Britons will use a BS 1363 13 amp plug for power outlets. If you are visiting England from a different region please double check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect the British power outlet to the Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle model can be identified by front and rear facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation OS update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in England

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation be used in England?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation to a British power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for England is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied 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 included heads. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering 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 around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting England using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers 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 a 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting England. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in England?

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

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type G power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a British power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a British power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 3 vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the foot of the tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the British power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life is approximately 10 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a British power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - British Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th 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, priced £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, costing £5-£10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.