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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type G USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a UK power outlet.

UK power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation . This guide has been written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when going to The United Kingdom using the 230 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the British will use a BS 1363 13 amp plug for wall outlets. You will find power will differ from region to region therefore we suggest reading the Europe page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to The United Kingdom from a different country please check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan on staying at a city like London or Edinburgh we also suggest reading the UK country wikipedia page [1] for more details.

The following instructions show you how to connect the UK power outlet to your Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This model of Kindle 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 version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation OS, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in UK

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in UK.

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

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation then the best travel charger for The United Kingdom to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your UK trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at an airport or on the 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 wall outlet.

For those travelling often we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for UK

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] 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 come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both UK and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to UK using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting UK.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in The United Kingdom?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a UK power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a UK power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the UK 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 the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes containing shutters 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 power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the foot of the 8.9 inch Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the UK power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire Third Generation takes around less than 6 hours to fully 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 should last roughly 9 to 12 hours. 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 Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a UK power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - UK country 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=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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters