How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in Thailand

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Thai power outlet using Type B USB cord with a 3 pinned Type C power charger, how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a double pinned Type A USB charger and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a 3 pinned Type B power plug

Thai power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Thailand. When going to Thailand this page contains instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using their standard types B, A or C Thai 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find a majority of Thai will normally use Type B sockets in their plug outlets. If travelling to Thailand from a different region check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Thai power outlet to your and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by front and rear facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. For more information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Thailand

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Thailand by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Thailand?

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Thailand to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Thai use three different standards of wall outlets (B, A and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Thailand

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 visiting Thailand using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Thailand.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Thailand?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Thai power outlet by using micro USB Type B cable with a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using 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. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Thai power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two adjacent slots where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 bottom of your Kindle Fire HDX8.9 Forth Generation found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the Forth Generation Kindle Fire battery life is roughly 10 to 12 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Thai power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using USB Type B cable with a Type B power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Thai power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Thai power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This power outlet, technically known as a Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by 2 slots where the live and neutral plug outlet blades go with a semicircular shaped hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the bottom of the 8.9" Kindle situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely charge however this may take longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. The tablet battery life should last approximately 10 to 12 hours. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Thai power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Thai power outlet

Using Type B USB connector with a Type C power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Thai power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Thai power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be recognised by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the base of your Kindle tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation should last roughly 10 - 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. 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 C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Thai power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thailand - wikipedia entry about Thailand
  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