How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when planning a trip to The Ascension Islands

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using type B USB micro cord and a Type G power charger.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Different voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can power their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation abroad.If you are staying in The Ascension Islands this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Ascensionians using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. Most power sockets are different depending on which area you visiting therefore we recommend reading our WikiConnections global power sockets list for a complete list of regions and countries. If you are visiting The Ascension Islands from a different country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation came from 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) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Ascensionian Island power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by front and rear facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation update to make sure you have the latest set of features for your device. Go to the Amazon.com website 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 The Ascension Islands

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in The Ascension Islands?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation to an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

The Ascension Islands

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best international travel charger for The Ascension Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The Ascension Islands using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in The Ascension Islands?

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

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using type B USB micro cord and a Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Ascensionian Island 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 in the Ascensionian Island power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three vertical slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB adapter 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 foot of your Kindle Fire HDX8.9 Forth Generation located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle tablet battery life lasts approximately 10 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Ascensionian Island Wikipedia 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$5).
  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, between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).