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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a South Korean power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a two pin Type F Schuko power plug.

South Korean power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation abroad.If you're staying in South Korea these useful instructions show how to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the standard F or C type 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please be aware that Type F power outlets will be typically used by most South Koreans. When visiting South Korea from another country check 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 stop the device from overheating whilst powering it.

The following page shows you how to connect the South Korean power outlet to the and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by rear and front facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation firmware, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle OS update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your device. For further information visit the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in South Korea

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in South Korea.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in South Korea?

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation the best travel power adapter for South Korea is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of power outlets that South Koreans use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to South Korea we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for South Korea

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both South Korea 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to South Korea 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting South Korea. [9]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in South Korea?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a South Korean power outlet

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a South Korean power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the South Korean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the South Korean power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other. Type C power sockets in South Korea might not be as commonplace as Type F outlets.
  3. Plug in 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. You will find the USB port on the base of the Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the South Korean 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 your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes roughly around 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the 8.9" Kindle Fire is 10 to 12 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a South Korean power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a South Korean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type F Schuko USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a South Korean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a South Korean power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other and two thin grounding clips above and below. The most common outlets found in South Korea are Type F plug sockets.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector 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. At the base of your Kindle Fire Forth Generation situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the South Korean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX takes 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. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a South Korean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Visitkorea - Korea Tourism Organization site
  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, estimated price 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 cost under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 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, priced at around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).