How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when visiting Kiribati

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Kiribati power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a Type I power adapter.

Kiribati power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning on staying in a new country if you've never been there before. This page has been specifically written to prevent people needing to worry if they can charge their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when they're abroad.This page contains a useful guide showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when you're travelling to Kiribati using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I plug supply. If travelling to Kiribati from a different country ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a Kiribati city such as Bairiki we recommend reading the Kiribati Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information on the location.

These instructions show you how to connect the Kiribati power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire version is identified by rear and front facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation firmware, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle OS update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your device. Visit the Amazon support 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 Kiribati

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

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

Kiribati

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Kiribati to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Kiribati

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kiribati and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Kiribati using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kiribati. [7]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Kiribati?

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Kiribati power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a Type I power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Kiribati power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type I USB power adapter into the Kiribati power outlet. This power outlet (technically known as a Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the three slots in a triangular configuration with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the bottom of your tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Kiribati 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 charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes roughly around 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation lasts 10 - 12 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Kiribati power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Kiribati Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, costs around £20.
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around £10.