How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in Reunion

Using USB type B cable with a Type E power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Reunionese power outlet.

Reunionese power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Reunion. This page has been specifically written to assist travellers wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation abroad.This page is a guide showing exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when staying in Reunion by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz Type E Reunionese plug outlet, the Reunionnais will use CEE 7/5 French sockets for wall outlets. Most power sockets will vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections world power connections list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If visiting Reunion from a different region check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Reunionese power outlet to the Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by front and rear facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle firmware update which ensures you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For further information go to the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Reunion

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Reunion?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Reunion.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Reunion?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Reunion to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Reunion

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 the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Reunion.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Reunion. [7] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Reunion?

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Reunionese power outlet

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Reunionese power outlet using Type B USB cord and a Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Reunionese power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This round wall supply can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes with a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the base of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation should last approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Reunionese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Reunion country entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, under $15 USD (£5-£10 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 between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).