How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when planning a trip to UK

UK power outlet to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation

UK power outlet

When planning a vacation to The United Kingdom it can be useful to know if you'll be able to power any vital devices when you get to your hotel. By not knowing which power supply is being used in The United Kingdom you are likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore having to purchase a suitable charger on arrival. Different region codes and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was written to prevent people needing to worry if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation abroad.When you are visiting The United Kingdom this page has useful instructions showing you how to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, with the British using a BS 1363 13 amp plug for power outlets. If travelling to The United Kingdom from another region double check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from being damaged during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect the UK power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. 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 rear of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation update to make sure you have the latest set of features for your device. Go to the Amazon.com website 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 UK

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation to a UK power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in The United Kingdom?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for The United Kingdom is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

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 4th generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both UK and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting UK.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 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 UK.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in The United Kingdom?

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

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a UK power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a 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. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the bottom of your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the UK power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX8.9 takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The Fire battery life should last approximately 10 - 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a UK power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - The United Kingdom 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/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 4th 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