How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Vietnam

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Vietnamese power outlet with type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter, how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type G power plug and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Vietnamese power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Vietnam. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when Vietnam.This page contains a useful guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you're travelling to Vietnam by using the standard Type G, A or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Vietnamese use Type G plug outlets. Power sources will change from country to country so please read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If you are travelling to Vietnam from a different region double check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation 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 being damaged during charging.

The following page shows how to connect the Vietnamese power outlet to your Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by front and rear facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle. 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 Vietnam

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Vietnam.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel adapter for Vietnam to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Vietnamese use three different standards of wall outlets (G, A and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Vietnam

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Vietnam.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Vietnam.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Vietnam?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Vietnamese power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Vietnamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the bottom of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around 6 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. The tablet battery life is 9 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet

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

Using micro USB Type B connector with a Type A power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Vietnamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Vietnamese power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (called a Type A power outlet [7]) can be recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B micro USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the foot of your Kindle tablet found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese 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 however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life lasts 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Vietnamese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Vietnamese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your 8.9 inch Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 6 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation should last approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Fire please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam - Vietnam country page on wikipedia.org
  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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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