How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Vietnam

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Vietnamese power outlet using micro USB Type B connector and a Type G power adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a double pinned Type A power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a double pin Europlug Type C power charger

Vietnamese power outlet

If organizing a trip to Vietnam it can be useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common electrical devices like mobile phones and laptop computers that you'll be bringing along. But, without knowing which wall socket is being used you could end up either weighing yourself down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you having to purchase a suitable adaptor when you're there that might be incompatible. Different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation . These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation abroad.When you're planning a vacation to Vietnam the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the standard G, A or C type Vietnamese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will find most Vietnamese normally use the Type G sockets in their plug outlets. You will discover that power sockets will vary depending on which area you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Vietnam from another region please double check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

The following page shows you how to connect the Vietnamese power outlet to the Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire version is identified by front and rear facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have all the latest features for your device. Go to Amazon 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 Vietnam

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Vietnam.

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation the best travel charger for Vietnam is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Vietnamese use three different standards of wall outlets (types G, A and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power chargers on your Vietnamese trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Vietnam

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] 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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Vietnam and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Vietnam using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Vietnam.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Vietnam?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Vietnamese power outlet using micro USB Type B connector and a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Vietnamese power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Vietnamese power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 vertical rectangular slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You will find the USB port on the base of the tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese 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 charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is roughly 10 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using type B USB cable and a three pinned Type A power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Vietnamese power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. The power supply (sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [7]) is recognised by 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one 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 4th generation. You'll find the USB port on the foot of the tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation lasts 10 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Vietnamese power outlet

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Vietnamese power outlet you will need to use 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 in the Vietnamese power outlet. This unearthed power outlet is recognised by 2 holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the base of the tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life lasts approximately 10 - 12 hours depending on use. 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 charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam - Vietnam 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=201597010&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=VKCJFRPACVESDX7I - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th 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 4th 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