How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in The Philippines

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Filipino power outlet by using Type B USB micro connector with a 3 pin Type C Europlug power charger, charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a two pin Type A USB plug and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a three pinned Type B power charger

Filipino power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting another country, especially to the first time traveller. This simple guide tells you how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in The Philippines using their standard Type C, A or B 220 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please note Type C wall outlets are used by a majority of Filipinos. You'll discover power sockets vary depending on which country you are in therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting The Philippines from another region please double check 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) double check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you intend to visit a place like Quezon City or Manila read the The Philippines country page on wikipedia [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location.

These instructions show you how to connect the Filipino power outlet to your Kindle tablet and 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 Fire model is identified by rear and front facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle firmware update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in The Philippines

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in The Philippines.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation the best travel power adapter for The Philippines is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different standards of plug sockets in The Philippines (C, A and B) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, along with support for more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Philippines

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting The Philippines.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Philippines.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in The Philippines?

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

Using USB micro Type B cord with a Type A USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Filipino power outlet.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Filipino power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral. Please be aware power cords with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 volts should not be used so please check first.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You will find the USB port at the base of your Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is 10 to 12 hours depending on how you use it. 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 charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Filipino power outlet

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type B USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Filipino power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Filipino power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Filipino power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the long earth pin. Note that power cables with type B plugs which are rated at only 125 V should not be used in The Philippines so we recommend checking prior to continuing.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the foot of the tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation takes around under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life is approximately 10 to 12 hours depending on use. 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 Filipino power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Filipino power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Filipino power outlet by using Type B USB micro connector with a 3 pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Filipino power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Filipino power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the foot of the situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life lasts approximately 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 process.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Filipino power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines - The Philippines country 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=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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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