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

Using micro USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type A power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Taiwanese power outlet and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type B USB plug.

Taiwanese power outlet

Varying different frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to assist people wanting to power their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when they're abroad.If you're planning a holiday to Taiwan these instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using their standard Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B plug outlets will be used by a majority of Taiwanese. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Taiwan from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you intend on travelling to a Taiwanese city like Taipei City or Kaohsiung please refer to the Taiwanese Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

This guide shows how to connect the Taiwanese power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire can be identified by front and rear facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle firmware update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your tablet. Go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Taiwan

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation to a Taiwanese power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best travel charger for Taiwan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Taiwanese use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Taiwanese trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Taiwan

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Taiwan and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Taiwan using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Taiwan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Taiwan?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Taiwanese power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Taiwanese power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Taiwanese power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the foot of the Kindle found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Fire lasts roughly 10 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Taiwanese power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Taiwanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type B power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Taiwanese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Taiwanese power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the two slots where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the foot of the Fire found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation display will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Fire lasts roughly 10 to 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Taiwanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan - Taiwanese 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/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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters