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

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Bruneian power outlet with micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

Bruneian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Brunei. This page has instructions showing exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Brunei by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Bruneian wall outlet, with the Bruneians using a 13 amp plug for power outlets. Power sources will change from country to country so please read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If visiting Brunei from a different region double check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Bandar Seri Begawan or Kuala Belait refer to the Bruneian Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Bruneian power outlet to your Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire version can be recognised by rear and front facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Visit the support site at Amazon 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 Brunei

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

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

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Brunei?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best international travel power adapter for Brunei to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Brunei or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Brunei

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Brunei and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Brunei using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Brunei.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Brunei?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Bruneian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Bruneian power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Bruneian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Bruneian power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your 8.9 inch Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Bruneian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life is roughly 10 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Bruneian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brunei - Bruneian 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&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=VKCJFRPACVESDX7I - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th 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 4th 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters