Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when planning a trip to Australia

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Australian power outlet with USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type I power adapter.

Australian power outlet

When packing for a trip to Australia it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your devices like cell phones or cameras when you arrive. But by not knowing which wall socket is being used in Australia you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you're there that might be incompatible and cause damage to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when they're visiting abroad.This page is a step by step guide which shows exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when you are visiting Australia using the 230 volt 50Hz Type I wall outlet. You'll discover that power supplies vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore please read the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Australia from a different country please check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Australian power outlet to your 8.9" Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by rear and front facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your device. For more information go to the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Australia

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Australia.

Australia

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Australia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Australia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Australia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Australia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 a more flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Australia. [7]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Australia?

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

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Australian power outlet with USB Micro type B connector with a Type I power adapter.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Australian power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type I USB power adapter into the Australian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three slots forming an upside-down triangular shape with a single vertical pin at the base and the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground blades. Note that the neutral and live pins are reversed compared to Argentinian power outlets, please check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible in Australia.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger 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 foot of the situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Australian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is approximately 10 - 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 the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with an Australian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Australia Wikipedia 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, estimated price £10-£15.