Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when planning a trip to Thailand

Simple instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Thai power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type B power adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 2 pin Type A power adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type C Europlug power adapter

Thai power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation . This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when staying in Thailand using the Type B, A or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Thai will use the Type B power outlets. You will discover that power supplies will change from country to country therefore we suggest reading the Asia page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Thailand from a different country please make sure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you're planning on travelling to somewhere like Bangkok read the Thai country entry on wikipedia [1] for further details.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Thai power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle tablet can be identified by front and rear facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle firmware update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your tablet. Visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Thailand

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Thailand?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Thailand by using a power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Thailand to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Thai use three different types of power outlets (types B, A and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Thai trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Thailand we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Thailand

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Thailand 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Thailand.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Thailand.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Thailand?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Thai power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Thai power outlet with type B micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Thai power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power outlet by two adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the base of your Kindle found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life lasts roughly 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Thai power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using USB Type B connector with a Type B USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Thai power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Thai 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Thai power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two slots where the twin blades slide into with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the foot of the Third Generation Kindle Fire found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle takes approximately less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Thai power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Thai power outlet

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Thai power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Thai 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 plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Thai power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as the Europlug or Type C power outlet [9], can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  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 3rd generation. At the base of the Kindle tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will show a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around around 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is around 9 - 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Thai power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thailand - Thai country entry 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=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. 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