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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Argentinean power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type I USB charger.

Argentinean power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation . When you are planning a holiday to Argentina these useful instructions show powering the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using the Type I or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will discover a majority of Argentinians will use the Type I power outlets. If you are visiting Argentina from another region make sure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Argentinean power outlet to the 8.9" Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by rear and front facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle firmware update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. Visit the Amazon.com 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 Argentina

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Argentina by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation the best international travel adapter for Argentina is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of power outlets in Argentina (I and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. 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 can support Fast Charge (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 will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. 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 tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger like this online - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Argentina

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Argentina using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 Argentina.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Argentina?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Argentinean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Argentinean power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Argentinean power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Argentinean power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the two round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the base of your 8.9" Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Argentinean 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 charge icon which indicates that the tablet 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 if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is approximately 10 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Argentinean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Argentinean power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type I USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Argentinean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the Argentinean power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type I power outlet [7]) can be recognised by 3 thin slots in a triangle pattern with a single vertical pin at the base and the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground blades. Please be aware that the live and neutral blades are configured reversed compared to Australian and Chinese power outlets, please check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible in Argentina.
  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 Kindle found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire Forth Generation takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life should last 10 to 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with an Argentinean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina - Argentina Wikipedia 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/typeC.htm - Type C 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 C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, £5-£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, £5-£10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  8. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet, around £20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £15-£20.