How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when planning a trip to Argentina

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Argentinean power outlet with Micro USB type B cable with a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a three pin Type I USB charger.

Argentinean power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation . These instructions shows you what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when going to Argentina using their standard types I or C Argentinean 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note that Type I power outlets are normally used by a majority of Argentineans. You will discover that power will change depending on which region you are travelling to so we recommend reading the South America page for a full list of countries. If you are travelling to Argentina from a different country ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Argentinean power outlet to your Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle version by rear and front facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. This guide assumes that you are using Fire operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your device. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Argentina

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Argentina by using the correct power convertor.

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What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Argentina?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Argentina to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Argentines use two different standards of plug sockets (types I and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Argentina

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 adapter for travellers originating from America going to Argentina.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as 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 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 Argentina. [9]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Argentina?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Argentinean power outlet

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Argentinean power outlet with Micro USB type B cable with a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Argentinean 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. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Argentinean power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B cord 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. At the bottom of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The Fire battery life should last approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Argentinean power outlet

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Argentinean power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Argentinean power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type I power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using an Argentinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [8] 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 in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 slots for the live, neutral and earth blades. Please note that the neutral and live pins are configured reversed compared to Australian and Chinese plug outlets so please check that your Type I power adaptor is compatible in Argentina.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the bottom of the Kindle tablet situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle tablet battery life lasts approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Argentinean power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Argentina 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, under £10.
  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 £5-£10.
  7. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  8. 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, £20-£25.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.