How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in Turkey

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Turkish power outlet with Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Turkish power outlet

When packing for a vacation it can be useful to know if you'll be able to use all your important gadgets like mobiles or laptop computers that you are bringing along. However without knowing which power socket is used in Turkey you could bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you're there. Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Turkey. These guidelines have been written to assist travellers wanting to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when abroad.When going to Turkey the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using the standard types F or C Turkish 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F power outlets are used by most Turks. When you are travelling to Turkey from another region please ensure that the 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) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on travelling to tourist destinations such as Istanbul we also recommend referring to the Turkish entry on Wikipedia [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Turkish power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire version can be recognised by rear and front facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your Kindle. For more information visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Turkey

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation to a Turkish power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best international travel power adapter for Turkey to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of wall outlets in Turkey (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters 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 or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at an airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below 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 Turkey

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 4th 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 for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Turkey using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Turkey.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Turkey?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Turkish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Turkish power outlet with Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Turkish power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Turkish power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3]) can be identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You'll find the USB port at the base of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Forth Generation takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life is roughly 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 procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Turkish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Turkish power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Turkish power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet can be identified by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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. At the base of your tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation lasts roughly 10 - 12 hours. For more 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 the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Turkish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey - Turkish 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=201597010&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=VKCJFRPACVESDX7I - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C 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 C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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