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

A page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Venezuelan power outlet by using type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type B USB plug.

Venezuelan power outlet

Varying different voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation . This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation abroad.When you're going to travel to Venezuela the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by using the types B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Venezuela from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Venezuelan power outlet to your Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page for the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by front and rear facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation firmware update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation instruction manual [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Venezuela

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

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

Venezuela

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Venezuela is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Venezuelans use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Venezuela

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Venezuela using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 Venezuela. [9]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Venezuela?

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

A page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Venezuelan power outlet by using type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Venezuelan power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the 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 base of your tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Fire will display a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation lasts 10 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Venezuelan power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Venezuelan power outlet using USB micro type B cord and a 3 pin Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using the Venezuelan power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. The wall outlet (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [7]) is recognised by two slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the base of your tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes under 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation battery life should last around 10 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with 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 4th generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th 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, 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, priced at under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).