How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when planning a trip to Hong Kong

Hong Kong power outlet to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation

Hong Kong power outlet

When planning to travel to Hong Kong it is useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use all your vital electronics like cell phones and cameras when you get there. But, by not knowing which power socket is used you could end up either weighing your suitcases down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to purchase a suitable charger on arrival. Varying different standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never visited before. If you're going to Hong Kong this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, the Hongkongers will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting Hong Kong from another region please make sure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Hong Kong power outlet to your 8.9" Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this Kindle by rear and front facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation update to make sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. For further information go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Hong Kong

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Hong Kong.

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

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation the best travel power adapter for Hong Kong to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Hong Kong trip. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Hong Kong

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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, however 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 is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Hong Kong and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Hong Kong.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Hong Kong.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Hong Kong?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Hong Kong power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Hong Kong power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Hong Kong power outlet you will need 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 power outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the base of your Kindle Fire Forth Generation situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Hong Kong power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes roughly under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX8.9" lasts 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 and battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Hong Kong power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong - wikipedia.org entry about Hong Kong
  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