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

Tongan power outlet to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation

Tongan power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide shows how to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when staying in Tonga by using their 240 volt 50Hz I Type power outlet. When you are visiting Tonga from a different country make sure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend on visiting a place like Nuku?alofa we also recommend referring to the Tongan Wiki page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Tongan power outlet to your Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This make of Kindle Fire is identified by rear and front facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update which ensures you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Go to the manufacturers website at Amazon.com 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 Tonga

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

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

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation the best travel charger for Tonga is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Tonga or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tonga

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tonga and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Tonga.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Tonga. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Tonga?

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

Using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type I power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Tongan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Tongan power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it into the Tongan power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the bottom of the 8.9" Kindle found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Tongan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle tablet battery life is 10 - 12 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Tongan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tongan Wiki 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, 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, £10-£15.