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

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Gabonese power outlet using USB Micro type B connector with a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

Gabonese power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation abroad.If you're planning a trip to Gabon this page contains useful instructions showing powering the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using a 220 volt 50Hz Type C wall outlet, the Gabonese will use a Europlug for wall outlets. When visiting Gabon from a different country please check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the Gabonese power outlet to the 8.9 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. 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. You can recognise this Kindle model by rear and front facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your tablet. For more information go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Gabon

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

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

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

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best travel power adapter for Gabon is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation supports 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. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th 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 overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Gabon

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Gabon 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 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Gabon. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Gabon?

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

Using USB Micro type B connector with a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Gabonese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Gabonese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Gabonese power outlet. This unearthed power supply (sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) can be identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the foot of the 8.9 inch Kindle located next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Gabonese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle takes around less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life should last 10 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Gabonese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Gabon
  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, around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, costing between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).