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

Using USB Type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Brazilian power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type N USB charger.

Brazilian power outlet

Brazil uses 2 different types of voltage depending on the location - both 127 volts and 240 volts. Always ensure that you familiarise yourself with the voltage of the outlet prior to using any electrical appliance in a Brazilian power outlet. Instructions on this page assume that you understand which voltage you will be using, however the safest option is always to use a dual voltage device or appliance.

Varying different region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially for the first time traveller. If travelling to Brazil this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the types N or C 60Hz wall outlets, most Brazilians will use the Type N power outlets. Power sockets differ depending on which area you are visiting so we suggest reading the power supplies 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 Brazil from another region please check that it is compatible with a Brazilian power supply. Electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Brazilian power outlet to your Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model is identified by front and rear facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation firmware, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update which ensures you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle Fire. For more information go to 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 Brazil

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

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best travel charger for Brazil to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that Brazilians use (types N and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Brazilian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Brazil we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Brazil

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but for those 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 unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Brazil 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Brazil.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Brazil. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Brazil?

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

Using USB Type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Brazilian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Brazilian 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. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Brazilian power outlet. The power outlet (sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral. Prior to 2010 older buildings may be installed with this power supply.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the bottom of your Kindle Fire Forth Generation located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes under 6 hours to completely charge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire is approximately 10 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Brazilian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Brazilian power outlet with USB Type B connector with a Type N USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Brazilian power outlet you will need to use a Type N USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type N USB power adapter into the power outlet. The hexagon shaped wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type N power outlet [7], looks like 3 large circular holes forming a flattened triangle pattern. You will find that since January 2010 all buildings use this power supply.
  3. Plug in one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the base of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes around less than 6 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Forth Generation Kindle Fire is approximately 10 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Brazilian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type N USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Brazil
  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 (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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type N power outlet
  8. Type N USB power adapter - The three 4mm rounded pins on a grounded Brazilian Type N USB charger form a flattened triangular pattern, between $10 to $15 USD (£35-£40 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, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).