How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in Portugal

Using Micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Portuguese power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Portuguese power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. When staying in Portugal this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type F power outlets are used by most Portuguese. When you are visiting Portugal from a different country check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying at a Portuguese destination like Lisbon we suggest referring to the Portugal country entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Portuguese power outlet to the 8.9" Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify 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 back. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your device. For further information go to the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Portugal

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

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

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Portugal is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Portugal (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Portugal or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Portugal

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Portugal using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Portugal. [9]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Portugal?

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

Using Micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Portuguese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Portuguese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Portuguese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation should last approximately 10 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Portuguese power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Portuguese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Portuguese power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Portuguese power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the 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 bottom of the Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Portuguese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes around less than 6 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation should last around 10 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Portuguese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Portugal country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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, 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 (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, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).