How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when staying in Iran

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Iranian power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Iranian power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and plugs can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when Iran.If you're going to travel to Iran the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using their Type F or C Iranian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Iran from a different country check that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend to stay at an Iranian destination like Tehran we suggest referring to the Iranian Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Iranian power outlet to the 8.9 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by front and rear facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your device. For further information go to the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Iran

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation to an Iranian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best international travel charger for Iran 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 Iran (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Iranian trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their 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 smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a flexible travel charger similar to this 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 foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Iran

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Iran.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Iran.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Iran?

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

Learn how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Iranian power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Iranian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Iranian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 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 bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the foot of your Fire located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life is 10 - 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 battery times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Iranian power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Iranian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Iranian power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using an Iranian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Iranian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two pins slide into along with a pair of grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into 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 the tablet located next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Iranian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life lasts approximately 10 to 12 hours depending on use. 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 life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Iranian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran - Iranian Wikipedia page
  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