How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in Sweden

A guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Swedish power outlet using Type B USB cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

Swedish power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation abroad.The following step by step guide shows you how to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when you are travelling to Sweden by using the F or C type Swedish 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Swedes will typically use the Type F sockets in their power outlets. You'll discover most power supplies will change depending on which area you taking a trip to so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections world power connections guide where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are visiting Sweden from a different country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you intend to visit a Swedish city such as Stockholm please read the Sweden country entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more information prior to the location.

The following page shows how to connect the Swedish power outlet to the 8.9" Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this Kindle version by front and rear facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation software update which ensures you have the latest features for your tablet. For further information go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Sweden

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Sweden by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Sweden is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Swedes use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Sweden

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but 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 can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Sweden 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Sweden using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Sweden.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Sweden?

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

A guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Swedish power outlet using Type B USB cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Swedish power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Then connect 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. You'll find the USB port at the base of your found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life should last approximately 10 to 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Swedish power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Swedish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Learn how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Swedish power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Swedish power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Swedish power outlet. This round power outlet can be identified by the two large round adjacent holes along with a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation will display a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly under 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device whilst charging. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire battery life lasts approximately 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Swedish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden - Sweden country entry 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/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