How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when staying in Anguilla

A guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with an Anguillan power outlet by using type B USB connector and a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

Anguillan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit another country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when you are staying abroad.If you are staying in Anguilla the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a 110 volt 60Hz Type A Anguillan wall outlet, with the Anguillans using a NEMA 1-15 ungrounded plug for charging. Most power supplies change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections world power connections list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Anguilla from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the Anguillan power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by front and rear facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation operating system, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon.com support site 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 Anguilla

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation be used in Anguilla?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation to an Anguillan power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Anguilla?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Anguilla is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Anguilla

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Anguilla.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Anguilla.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Anguilla?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Anguillan power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Anguillan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using an Anguillan power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots next to each other where the two blades slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the base of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Anguillan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes around less than 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle tablet battery life is 10 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Anguillan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anguilla - Anguillan Wiki 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, £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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £15-£20.