Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in Martinique

A page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Martinican power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord and a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type D power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a double pin Type E power charger

Martinican power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page contains simple instructions which shows how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when travelling to Martinique using the D, C or E type Martinican 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type D plug outlets are typically used by most Martiniquais. When travelling to Martinique from a different region ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Martinican power outlet to the Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle model is identified by front and rear facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation software update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. Visit the Amazon support site 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 Martinique

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation to a Martinican power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Martinique is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three different types of power outlets in Martinique (D, C and E) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Martinican trip. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Martinique

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Martinique.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Martinique. [11]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Martinique?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Martinican power outlet with USB Type B cord with a three pin Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Martinican power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Martinican power outlet. The power supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the two holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 bottom of your Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle display will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on the Fire lasts roughly 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 times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB micro type B connector and a Type D USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Martinican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Martinican power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by three holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB 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 HDX Forth Generation located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging process. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life is approximately 10 - 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Martinican power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type E power adapter to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Martinican power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Martinican power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Martinican power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other with a single metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB micro type B cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 bottom of your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Martinican power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on the tablet is roughly 10 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Martinican power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Martinican country wikipedia page
  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 at between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 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, priced under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, estimated price under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  10. 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).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).