Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in Canada

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Canadian power outlet with type B USB micro cable with a Type A power adapter.

Canadian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. When you're travelling to Canada the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by using a 120 volt 60Hz Type A plug outlet, with the Canadians using NEMA 1-15 P ungrounded plugs for charging. You'll find power sources vary depending on which country you're in so please read our WikiConnections travel power supplies list for a complete list of charging devices in different countries. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Canada from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

This guide shows how to connect the Canadian power outlet to the Kindle Fire Third Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle Fire version by rear and front facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation software update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your device. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation PDF manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Canada

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Canada?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Canada.

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

If travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation the best international travel adapter for Canada to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd 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 demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different countries we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Canada

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 Canada using type B 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 from North America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Canada.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Canada?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Canadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B USB micro cable with a Type A power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Canadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Canadian 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 the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded power outlet (known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet blades go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the foot of your tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Canadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd 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 charging. Typically the battery life on your is approximately 9 - 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Canadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada - Canadian entry on Wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201342250&linkId=ZJQS5ETWIYEWYT2M - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  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
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters