Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when staying in Venezuela

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Venezuelan power outlet with USB type B cable and a Type A power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 3 pin Type B USB plug.

Venezuelan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when they are travelling to Venezuela.If visiting Venezuela the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the B or A type Venezuelan 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Venezuela from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is dual voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

The following instructions show how to connect the Venezuelan power outlet to the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by rear and front facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update which makes sure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. Visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Venezuela

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

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

Venezuela

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Venezuela?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation then the best international travel adapter for Venezuela to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Venezuelans use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below 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 Venezuela

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 3rd generation, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Venezuela and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Venezuela.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Venezuela. [9]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Venezuela?

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

Using USB Type B connector and a Type A USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Venezuelan power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Venezuelan 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. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the Venezuelan power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 thin adjacent slots.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the foot of the Kindle tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle tablet is around 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 battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Venezuelan power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Venezuelan power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Venezuelan 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 into the Venezuelan power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one 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 tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation takes around under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during recharging. The 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX battery life should last around 9 - 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Venezuela
  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, costs around $10 USD (£3-£4 GBP / C$15-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, costs 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 (£20-£25 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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).