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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Tobagonian power outlet with USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type B USB plug.

Tobagonian power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation . When you're planning a trip to Tobago this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using their standard B or A type Tobagonian 115 volt 60Hz power outlets, a majority of Tobagonians will use the Type B plug outlets. You will find power is different from region to region therefore we suggest reading the North America page for a complete list of regions and countries. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Tobago from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Tobagonian power outlet to the Forth Generation Kindle Fire 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 the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation 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 OS update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your device. 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 Tobago

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Tobago by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Tobago?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best travel charger for Tobago to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Tobagonians use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tobago

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tobago and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Tobago.
  • 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 gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Tobago.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Tobago?

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

Using Micro USB Type B cord with a Type A USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Tobagonian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Tobagonian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent slots where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB 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. On the bottom of your 8.9" Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire takes around less than 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life should last 10 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Tobagonian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Tobagonian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Tobagonian power outlet with USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Tobagonian power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Tobagonian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots parallel to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable 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 foot of the Kindle found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Tobagonian 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 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Tobagonian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_%26_Tobago - Tobago page on Wikipedia
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201597010&linkId=VKCJFRPACVESDX7I - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters