Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when planning a trip to Bhutan

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet with type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type D power adapter, how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 3 pin Type G power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a two pin Type C USB plug

Bhutanese power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when travelling abroad.This page has simple instructions showing you how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you're travelling to Bhutan using the Type G, C, D, F or M Bhutanese 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Bhutan from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.

This guide shows how to connect the Bhutanese power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This model of Kindle can be identified by front and rear facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit the Amazon.com website 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 Bhutan

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Bhutan?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Bhutan.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation then the best travel charger for Bhutan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. Bhutanese use five different types of power outlets (types G, C, D, F and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight 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 under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bhutan

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] 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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies. 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 visiting Bhutan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Bhutan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Bhutan?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet with micro USB type B cord with a Type G USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular slots containing shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB 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 3rd generation. On the bottom of your Third Generation Kindle Fire found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes roughly under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life should last 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 battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet with type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Bhutanese power outlet. You can identify this power supply by the two 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 3rd generation. At the base of the 8.9 inch Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type D USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Bhutanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Bhutanese power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [9]) can be recognised by 3 round holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  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 3rd generation. At the base of the 8.9 inch Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will show a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using USB Micro type B connector with a three pinned Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Bhutanese power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [11]) can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect 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 3rd 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 Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire Third Generation takes around less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life should last 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 battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using micro USB type B cord with a Type M USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Bhutanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this power supply by the three round holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B micro USB connector into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the foot of the Third Generation Kindle Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire Third Generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan - Bhutan page on Wikipedia
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201342250&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=ZJQS5ETWIYEWYT2M - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G 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 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  10. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  12. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  13. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  14. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  15. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters