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

Learn how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Swiss power outlet by using type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type J power charger.

Swiss power outlet

When planning a trip it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge your essential devices when you're there. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you could bring the wrong adaptor, therefore having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop visitors worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation abroad.This page is a guide showing exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when staying in Switzerland by using the J or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type J power outlets are used by most Swiss. If travelling to Switzerland from another country please ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th 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 over-heating when powering up. If you plan to visit a Swiss destination like Z├╝rich we also suggest referring to the wikipedia.org page about Switzerland [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Swiss power outlet to the 8.9 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle version can be recognised 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. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation firmware, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle firmware update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your device. Visit the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Switzerland

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Switzerland?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Switzerland?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Switzerland to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of plug sockets that Swiss use (types J and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As 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 included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Switzerland

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 converter for travellers originating from America visiting Switzerland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Switzerland.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Switzerland?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Swiss power outlet with USB type B cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Swiss 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 taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This wall supply (sometimes known as the Europlug) can be identified by two circular holes adjacent 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 adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Swiss power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation should last approximately 10 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Swiss power outlet

How to use a Type J power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Swiss power outlet

Using type B USB connector and a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Swiss power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Swiss power outlet you will need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type J USB power adapter and plugging it into the Swiss power outlet. You can identify this hexagon shaped wall supply by three large round holes forming a flattened triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 4th generation. At the base of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Swiss power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging 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 take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The Fire battery life is 10 - 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.
How to use a Type J power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Swiss power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland - wikipedia.org page about Switzerland
  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/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  8. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J 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