How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in Principe

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Prinicipe power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a Type C USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a double pinned Type F Schuko USB plug.

Prinicipe power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. This page is a simple guide showing you what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when staying in Principe by using their F or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Principe from a different country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Prinicipe power outlet to the 8.9 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle is identified by rear and front facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation update to ensure you have the most up to date features for your device. Visit the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Principe

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

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation the best travel charger for Principe to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Prinicipians use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Prinicipe trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Principe

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Principe.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Principe. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Principe?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Prinicipe power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Prinicipe power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Prinicipe power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the foot of your Fire located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes around less than 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation lasts 10 - 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Prinicipe power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Prinicipe power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

A guide on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Prinicipe power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Prinicipe power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Prinicipe power outlet. The round wall outlet (sometimes known as the Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [7]) can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You'll find the USB port at the base of your Kindle Fire HDX8.9 inch Forth Generation located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Prinicipe power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes around 6 hours to completely recharge however this may take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life is 10 - 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 process and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Prinicipe power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Principe Wikipedia web page
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£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, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (around £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 (around £10 GBP / under C$20).