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

Welsh power outlet to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation

Welsh power outlet

Differing voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. The following instructions tells you how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you're visiting Wales using the 230 volt 50Hz Type G Welsh power outlet, with the Welsh using BS 1363 13 amp plugs for charging. If you are visiting Wales from another country ensure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Welsh power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model can be identified by front and rear facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 Fire OS operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle OS update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Go to 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 Wales

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

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation then the best travel adapter for Wales is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge 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. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Welsh trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient 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 travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Wales

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors 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 for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Wales.
  • 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 Wales.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Wales?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Welsh power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cable and a Type G USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Welsh power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Welsh 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. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Welsh power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 3 vertical holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB mains charger 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 Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Welsh 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 charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 8.9" Kindle Fire is approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Welsh power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - Wales Wiki 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