How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in Bermuda

Using USB type B cable with a Type A USB adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Bermuda power outlet and how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a three pin Type B USB charger.

Bermuda power outlet

If organizing to travel it can be useful to know if you'll be able to power any electronics such as cell phones and laptops when you arrive. But, by not knowing which power socket is being used in Bermuda you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, meaning having to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you need it. Complicated region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Bermuda. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation abroad.When going to Bermuda this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Bermudans use the Type B plug outlets. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Bermuda from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is a dual voltage device (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the Bermuda power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this particular model of the Kindle by front and rear facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation OS update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Bermuda

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Bermuda?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Bermuda by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation or visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Bermuda to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets that Bermudans use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 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 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bermuda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bermuda 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Bermuda.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Bermuda?

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

Using Type B USB connector with a Type A power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Bermuda power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Bermuda 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. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Bermuda power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You'll find the USB port at the base of your tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes around 6 hours to completely recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life lasts approximately 10 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Bermuda power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide on how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Bermuda power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a three pin Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Bermuda power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type B power outlet [7]) can be identified by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircular hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the foot of your Kindle tablet situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the battery life on your tablet lasts 10 - 12 hours depending on use. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about Bermuda
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, estimated price around £1.
  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 B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, £20-£25.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around £10.