Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in Barbuda

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Barbudan power outlet using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type A power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type B USB plug.

Barbudan power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation . This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation abroad.If you're planning a holiday to Barbuda the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using their standard types B or A 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Barbuda from another country make sure 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 came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that 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 prevent the device from overloading when powering up.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Barbudan power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify 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 rear. This page assumes that you are using Fire operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation OS update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your tablet. For more information go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Barbuda

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

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

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best travel power adapter for Barbuda is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Barbuda (B and A) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Barbudan trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect 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. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Barbuda 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Barbuda using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Barbuda.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Barbuda?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Barbudan power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Barbudan power outlet using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Barbudan power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Barbudan power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the bottom of your tablet situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol 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 device is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle takes around less than 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life lasts approximately 10 - 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Barbudan power outlet

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

Using type B USB Micro connector with a Type B power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Barbudan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this plug supply by the 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB 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. On the base of the found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is approximately 10 - 12 hours. 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 Barbudan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - Barbudan Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201597010&linkId=VKCJFRPACVESDX7I - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, priced at £10-£15.
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, £10-£15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £15.