How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when visiting Brazil

Instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Brazilian power outlet by using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type N power adapter.

Brazilian power outlet

Brazil uses 2 different types of voltage depending on the location - both 127 volts and 240 volts. Always ensure that you familiarise yourself with the voltage of the outlet prior to using any electrical appliance in a Brazilian power outlet. Instructions on this page assume that you understand which voltage you will be using, however the safest option is always to use a dual voltage device or appliance.

When planning a vacation it can be helpful to know if you'll be able to charge your common gadgets like mobiles and tablets when you're there. By not knowing which power supply is being used in Brazil you could end up either weighing yourself down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you arrive. Different voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. The following step by step guide shows you how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you're in Brazil using their standard types N or C 60Hz power outlets, a majority of Brazilians will typically use the Type N sockets in their wall outlets. Most power supplies vary depending on which area you are travelling to therefore please read the South America page for a full list of countries. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Brazil from another region then check that it is compatible with a Brazilian power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual-voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you are planning on visiting a destination such as Rio de Janeiro or Brasilia we also recommend reading the Brazil Wikipedia web page [1] for further information on the location.

This guide shows you how to connect the Brazilian power outlet to your and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This particular make of Kindle Fire is recognised by rear and front facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 Fire operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your Kindle Fire. For further information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Brazil

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation be used in Brazil?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Brazil by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Brazil?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Brazil to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Brazilians use two different standards of power outlets (N and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, and support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your Brazilian trip. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Brazil

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Brazil using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Brazil. [9]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Brazil?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Brazilian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Brazilian power outlet using type B Micro USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Brazilian 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 the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Brazilian power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3], is identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other. Prior to 1st January 2010 buildings may be installed with this power supply.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the bottom of the Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life is roughly 9 to 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Brazilian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type N power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Brazilian power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type N USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Brazilian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Brazilian power outlet you will need to use a Type N USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type N USB power adapter into the Brazilian power outlet. You can recognise the hexagon shaped plug outlet by three large circular holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground. You will find that since 2010 all new buildings use this power supply.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the base of the 8.9" Kindle Fire found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Fire lasts 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type N power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Brazilian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Brazil Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd 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, estimated cost £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, costing around £5.
  7. iec.ch - Type N power outlet
  8. Type N USB power adapter - The three 4mm rounded pins on a grounded Brazilian Type N USB charger form a flattened triangular pattern, £35-£40.
  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.