Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when planning a trip to Cape Verde

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet using USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type C USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Cape Verdean power outlet

If packing for a trip to Cape Verde it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your important electronics that you are bringing along. By not knowing which power supply is used in Cape Verde you may end up either weighing yourself down with too many adaptors or pack the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible. Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when you are abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when you are in Cape Verde using the Type F or C Cape Verdean 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type F wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Cape Verdeans. If you are visiting Cape Verde from another country ensure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th 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 voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Cape Verdean power outlet to your Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. 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 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation firmware, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle Fire. Visit Amazon 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 Cape Verde

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Cape Verde by using a power adaptor.

Cape Verde

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Cape Verde?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best travel adapter for Cape Verde is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Cape Verdeans use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Cape Verdean trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cape Verde 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Cape Verde using 3 pinned type B American 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 gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cape Verde. [9]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Cape Verde?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet using USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Cape Verdean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Cape Verdean power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter 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 foot of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, 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 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life should last roughly 10 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet with USB Type B cord with a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Cape Verdean 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. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [7]) can be identified by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 4th generation. You'll find the USB port on the base of your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life should last 10 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Cape Verde Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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, estimated cost between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$5).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).