How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when visiting Peru

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Peruvian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type B USB adapter, powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a double pinned Type A power plug and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a double pin Europlug Type C power charger

Peruvian power outlet

If you are packing for a holiday to Peru it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any vital devices when you're there. By not knowing which power socket is used in Peru you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore needing to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you need to recharge that could be incompatible. Differing standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These simple instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when travelling to Peru using their standard types C, A or B 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, please be aware Type C plug outlets are normally used by a majority of Peruvians. If travelling to Peru from a different country ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from being damaged when powering up.

The following guide shows you how to connect the Peruvian power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This particular make of Kindle Fire is recognised by front and rear facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation software update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your device. For further information visit the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Peru

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation be used in Peru?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Peru.

Peru

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Peru?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Peru is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Peruvians use three different standards of wall outlets (types C, A and B) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Peruvian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Peru

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Peru.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Peru. [11]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Peru?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Peruvian power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type A USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Peruvian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the Peruvian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet blades sit.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the bottom of the tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around under 6 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is roughly 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Peruvian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type B power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Peruvian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Peruvian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Peruvian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two slots with a single hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the bottom of your Fire situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life is approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Peruvian power outlet by using USB micro Type B connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Peruvian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  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 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the bottom of the tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Peruvian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The 8.9" Kindle battery life should last approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Peruvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Peruvian page on Wikipedia.org
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, between $10 to $15 USD (£3-£4 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 B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£10-£15 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, estimated cost around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).