How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when planning a trip to Uruguay

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Uruguayan power outlet with USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Schuko Type F power charger, charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Europlug Type C USB charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a three pinned Type L power plug

Uruguayan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation . If you're staying in Uruguay the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using their standard Type F, C, I or L 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Uruguayans will typically use the Type F sockets in their wall outlets. If travelling to Uruguay from a different region make sure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on visiting somewhere such as Montevideo we recommend reading the Uruguay Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information on the location.

This guide shows you how to connect the Uruguayan power outlet to the Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by rear and front facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation firmware update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Uruguay

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Uruguay by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation then the best travel adapter for Uruguay to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Uruguayans use four different standards of wall outlets (types F, C, I and L) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Uruguay

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Uruguay using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Uruguay. [11]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Uruguay?

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

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Uruguayan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from the Uruguayan power outlet you will 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 inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of 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 8.9" Kindle Fire found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation battery life should last approximately 10 - 12 hours depending on use. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Uruguayan power outlet with USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Uruguayan power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Uruguayan power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other along with two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the foot of your tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX Forth Generation display will show a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is 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.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Uruguayan power outlet

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

A guide on how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Uruguayan power outlet using Type B USB micro cord with a Type L power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Uruguayan power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type L USB power adapter into the power supply. This flattened hexagon shaped wall supply, technically known as a Type L power outlet [9], can be identified by three large holes forming a line. Note there are two different variations of Type L wall supply, one rated at 10 amps and one at 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the foot of your Fire situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Uruguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Fire screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Forth Generation Kindle Fire HDX8.9 takes under 6 hours to fully charge to 100% capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life is around 10 to 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 life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Uruguayan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Uruguay Wikipedia web 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, costing 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, priced at under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  10. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / around C$15).
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).