Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in China

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type A power adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type C Europlug power plug and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a three pin Type I power plug

Chinese power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation . These guidelines have been specifically written to help assist visitors wanting to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when they are going abroad.If planning a trip to China these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using their types I, A or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type I plug outlets are normally used by a majority of Chinese. If visiting China from a different country please make sure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend on staying at a Chinese destination like Shanghai or Beijing we also recommend referring to the wikipedia.org web page about China [1] for more details.

These instructions show how to connect the Chinese power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model can be identified by rear and front facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed Fire operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation software update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. Go to 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 China

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

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for China is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different types of power outlets in China (I, A and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for China

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting China.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting China.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in China?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet

Using USB type B connector and a Type A USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Chinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Chinese 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. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by the 2 thin adjacent slots where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type 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. At the bottom of your situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Chinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation lasts 10 to 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 battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Chinese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  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. You can find the USB port at the base of your Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Chinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life lasts approximately 10 - 12 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Chinese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet by using Type B USB cable and a Type I power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Chinese power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type I USB power adapter into the Chinese power outlet. This wall outlet, sometimes called the Type I power outlet [9], can be identified by the 3 slots forming an upside-down triangle pattern with the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground. Be aware that the neutral and live pins are configured reversed compared to Argentinian plug outlets therefore please check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible with a Chinese power supply.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter 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 base of your Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Chinese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life lasts approximately 10 - 12 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Chinese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China - wikipedia.org web page about China
  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/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
  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/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  10. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters