Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in New Caledonia

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a New Caledonian power outlet using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type F Schuko power charger.

New Caledonian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation . These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when you're in staying in New Caledonia.If planning a trip to New Caledonia the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using their types F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power is different depending on which area you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and Oceania page for a full list of countries. When travelling to New Caledonia from another region ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from over-heating when charging it. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Nouméa please refer to the Wikipedia page about New Caledonia [1] for more indepth information.

These instructions show how to connect the New Caledonian power outlet to the Kindle Fire Forth Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by rear and front facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle OS update which makes sure you have the latest features for your Kindle. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in New Caledonia

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

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

New Caledonia

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in New Caledonia?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for New Caledonia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. New Caledonians use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both New Caledonia 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 America going to New Caledonia.
  • 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. This 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 just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in New Caledonia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a New Caledonian power outlet using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the New Caledonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet can be recognised by two adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the bottom of the Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life should last 10 to 12 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a New Caledonian power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B cord and a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a New Caledonian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the New Caledonian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You'll find the USB port on the bottom of your Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on the 8.9 inch Kindle 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 Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a New Caledonian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia page about New Caledonia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £5-£10.
  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 at around £5.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costing £10-£15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced £10-£15.