How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in Taiwan

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type A USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Taiwanese power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a three pinned Type B USB adapter.

Taiwanese power outlet

If organizing a holiday to Taiwan it is useful to know in advance if you can charge your essential devices such as cell phones and laptops when you arrive at your hotel. But, without knowing which power socket is being used in Taiwan you may end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Different region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when going to Taiwan.This page contains step-by-step instructions showing you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you're visiting Taiwan by using the B or A type 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, you will find most Taiwanese will typically use the Type B sockets in their power outlets. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when travelling to Taiwan from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

The following page shows how to connect the Taiwanese power outlet to the 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire model can be recognised by rear and front facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation OS update to make sure you have the most up-to-date features for your device. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Taiwan

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation be used in Taiwan?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a Taiwanese power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Taiwan?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation then the best international travel charger for Taiwan is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Taiwanese use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Taiwan. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Taiwan

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 Taiwan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Taiwan.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Taiwan?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Taiwanese power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type A USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Taiwanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Taiwanese 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. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the base of the 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the tablet battery life lasts approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on use. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Taiwanese power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Taiwanese power outlet

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Taiwanese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Taiwanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Taiwanese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the base of the Third Generation Kindle Fire found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Fire should last approximately 9 to 12 hours. For more information on charging the please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Taiwanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan - Taiwan 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=201342250&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=ZJQS5ETWIYEWYT2M - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd 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 3rd 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters