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

A step by step guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Surinamese power outlet using type B USB micro cable and a Type C Europlug power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Surinamese power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never visited before. If planning a holiday to Suriname these instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using their types F or C 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to Suriname from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend to visit a destination such as Paramaribo please refer to the Wikipedia web page about Suriname [1] for more indepth information.

These instructions show how to connect the Surinamese power outlet to the 8.9 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle model can be identified by front and rear facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you have installed 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 most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation software update to ensure you have the most up to date set of features for your Kindle Fire. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Suriname

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Suriname.

Suriname

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation the best international travel charger for Suriname to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Surinamers use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 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 over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Surinamese trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Suriname using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 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 Suriname. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Suriname?

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

Using micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Surinamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Surinamese power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. You can find the USB port at the foot of the 8.9" Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Surinamese 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 lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle takes roughly under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation lasts roughly 10 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Surinamese power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using type B USB micro cable and a Type F Schuko power charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Surinamese power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the base of the Fire found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life should last roughly 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 battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Suriname
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 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, costing between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).