How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when planning a trip to French Polynesia

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a French Polynesian power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type E power charger, charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type A power adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a three pinned Type B power plug

French Polynesian power outlet

Complicated voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when you're in going to French Polynesia.This page contains step by step instructions which shows what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when staying in French Polynesia by using the E, A or B type 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to French Polynesia from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the French Polynesian power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this version of the Kindle by rear and front facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation update to ensure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in French Polynesia

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in French Polynesia.

French Polynesia

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

If travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for French Polynesia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of wall outlets in French Polynesia (types E, A and B) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return 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 needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for French Polynesia

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 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting French Polynesia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. 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 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting French Polynesia. [11]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in French Polynesia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B USB connector with a Type A power adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the French Polynesian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 2 slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades sit.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You can find the USB port on the base of the tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX8.9 Forth Generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation should last approximately 10 - 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a French Polynesian power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a French Polynesian power outlet using USB type B cable with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a French Polynesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type B USB power adapter into the French Polynesian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the short twin blades sit with a semicircular hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the foot of your 8.9" Kindle found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation will display a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life is roughly 10 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a French Polynesian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a French Polynesian power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type E power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the French Polynesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by the two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins and a long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in 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. You can find the USB port at the bottom of the tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX8.9 Forth Generation takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device whilst charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation should last roughly 10 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - French Polynesia country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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, priced at £2-£3.
  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, priced £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. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated cost £5-£10.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.