How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when planning a trip to Solomon Islands

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Solomon Islands power outlet by using type B USB micro cord and a Type G power charger.

Solomon Islands power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and standards can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. 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 Solomon Islands.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Solomon Islands using their types G or I Solomon Islands 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Solomon Islands from another region please make sure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you're planning to visit a Solomon Islands place such as Honiara or Gizo we also suggest referring to the Solomon Islands Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to the location.

The following page shows you how to connect the Solomon Islands power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this Kindle version by front and rear facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire 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 make sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle Fire. Visit Amazon 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 Solomon Islands

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation to a Solomon Islands power outlet.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Solomon Islands?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Solomon Islands 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 wall outlets that Solomon Islanders use (G and I) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Solomon Islands

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Solomon Islands 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Solomon Islands using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Solomon Islands. [7] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Solomon Islands?

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

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Solomon Islands power outlet by using type B USB micro cord and a Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Solomon Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Solomon Islands power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three vertical slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  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. At the base of your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Solomon Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically 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 process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Solomon Islands power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Solomon Islands Wikipedia web 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, £15-£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, costs around £5.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.