Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in Gambia

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

Gambian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation abroad.If planning a trip to Gambia the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using a 230 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Gambians using 13 amp plugs for charging. Most power will vary depending on which country you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of countries. When visiting Gambia from another region ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Gambian power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model is identified by front and rear facing 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 version 4.5.5 Fire OS 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 OS update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Gambia

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation be used in Gambia?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation to a Gambian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation the best international travel adapter for Gambia is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Gambia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 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 power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Gambia 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Gambia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Gambia. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Gambia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Gambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide on how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Gambian power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Gambian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Gambian power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by the 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger 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 bottom of your Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Gambian 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 the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation lasts 10 to 12 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Gambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Gambia entry on wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, under $15 USD (£15-£20 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, 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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).