Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when staying in The Central African Republic

Instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Central African power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type C Europlug power charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type E USB charger.

Central African power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when you are travelling to The Central African Republic.If you're visiting The Central African Republic the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Type E or C Central African 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to The Central African Republic from a different country ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check 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 transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you are planning on visiting a Central African place such as Bangui refer to the Central African Wiki page [1] for further details on visiting the location.

These instructions show how to connect the Central African power outlet to your 8.9" Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire model is identified by rear and front facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed Fire OS operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. Go to 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 The Central African Republic

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation be used in The Central African Republic?

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

The Central African Republic

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in The Central African Republic?

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for The Central African Republic is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets in The Central African Republic (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger 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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting The Central African Republic using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The Central African Republic. [9]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in The Central African Republic?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Central African power outlet

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Central African power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Central African 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. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Central African power outlet. This unearthed plug supply, also known as the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the base of your Kindle tablet situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes under 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation lasts 10 to 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Central African power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Central African power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Central African power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Central African power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two large round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins plus one long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one 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 your Kindle Fire Forth Generation situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Central African 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 charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life lasts approximately 10 - 12 hours. For more information on charging 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 E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Central African power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Central African Wiki 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, 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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, costs between $15 to $20 USD (under £10 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, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).