How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when visiting Mauritius

Using USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Mauritian power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Europlug Type C USB charger.

Mauritian power outlet

When planning to travel it can be useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common gadgets like mobiles and tablets when you're there. By not knowing which power supply is being used in Mauritius you could end up either weighing your bags down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there. Complicated frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when you are visiting Mauritius.When visiting Mauritius this page contains useful instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using the G or C type Mauritian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware that Type G power outlets are normally used by a majority of Mauritians. When travelling to Mauritius from another region check that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

These instructions show how to connect the Mauritian power outlet to your Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by front and rear facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation Fire OS, however if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation firmware update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Mauritius

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Mauritius by using a power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Mauritius is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that Mauritians use (G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 North America visiting Mauritius using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Mauritius. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Mauritius?

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

Using USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Mauritian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You can find the USB port at the bottom of your tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes roughly under 6 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The battery life on the 8.9" Kindle Fire should last 10 - 12 hours. 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 G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Mauritian power outlet

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Mauritian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Mauritian power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, sometimes called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [7], is identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the foot of the 8.9" Kindle Fire found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes around around 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life is around 10 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Mauritian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Mauritius Wikipedia web page
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under 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 (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  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).