Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when planning a trip to Iraq

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Iraqi power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 3 pin Type D power adapter

Iraqi power outlet

Different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. This page contains instructions telling you how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you're travelling to Iraq using the types G, C or D 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Iraq from another country ensure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Iraqi power outlet to the Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This version of Kindle tablet can be identified by front and rear facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed Fire operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your device. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Iraq

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Iraq?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Iraq by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Iraq is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different types of power outlets that Iraqis use (G, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Iraq

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Iraq.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a more flexible 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Iraq.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Iraq?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Iraqi power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Iraqi 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. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the bottom of your 8.9" Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation lasts around 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Iraqi power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Iraqi power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Iraqi power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Iraqi power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the two round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the bottom of your 8.9" Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 8.9" Kindle is approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Iraqi power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type D USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Iraqi power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type D power outlet [9]) can be recognised by 3 round holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the bottom of your 8.9" Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Iraqi power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life lasts roughly 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq - Wikipedia page about Iraq
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  10. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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