Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when planning a trip to Latvia

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Latvian power outlet with USB Micro type B connector with a three pin Europlug Type C USB charger and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB charger.

Latvian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a new country especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when they're going abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when visiting Latvia using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power changes regionally therefore we suggest reading the Europe page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Latvia from a different country please check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

These instructions show how to connect the Latvian power outlet to the Kindle Fire Forth Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this Kindle model by rear and front facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your tablet. Go to the support website at Amazon 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 Latvia

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Latvia.

Latvia

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Latvia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets in Latvia (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Latvian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Latvia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Latvia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Latvia. [9]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Latvia?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Latvian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Latvian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Latvian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Latvian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the foot of the Kindle Fire Forth Generation found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Latvian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire Forth Generation takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle tablet is approximately 10 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Latvian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Latvian power outlet

Using Type B micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type F USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Latvian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Latvian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [7]) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the base of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Latvian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire will display a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Forth Generation Kindle Fire is approximately 10 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Latvian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Latvia page on Wikipedia
  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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 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, costing 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, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$5).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).