How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when staying in Namibia

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Namibian power outlet with USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type M power plug.

Namibian power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop travellers needing to worry if they can power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when going to Namibia.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when you are travelling to Namibia by using the Type D or M 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sources change regionally so please read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Namibia from another country please ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

The following page shows how to connect the Namibian power outlet to your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle version can be recognised by rear and front facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle firmware update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon.com support site 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 Namibia

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation to a Namibian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Namibia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Namibia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Namibia 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 travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Namibia. [9] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Namibia?

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

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Namibian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Namibian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Namibian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Fire should last approximately 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 the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type M USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Namibian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Namibian power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type M USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type M power outlet [7], can be recognised by the three large circular holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the base of the Kindle found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Namibian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life is 10 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Namibian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Namibian Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 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 (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  8. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$15).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).