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

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Malawian power outlet using USB Type B connector with a Type G USB charger.

Malawian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially if you've never been there before. When you are planning a holiday to Malawi this page contains useful instructions showing powering the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using a standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, the Malawians will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. You'll discover that power supplies vary depending on which area you are in therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Malawi 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 such as 120 volts check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. If you plan to stay in a destination such as Lilongwe read the Wikipedia.org web page about Malawi [1] for further details.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Malawian power outlet to your Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. 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. This model of Kindle can be identified by front and rear facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your device. 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 Malawi

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

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best travel charger for Malawi to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs 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 faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters for your Malawian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling 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 space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Malawi

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are 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 Malawi.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Malawi. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Malawi?

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

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Malawian power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Malawian 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Malawian power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the base of the 8.9 inch Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Malawian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is approximately 10 - 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Malawian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Malawi
  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, costs 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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).