How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Canada

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Canadian power outlet by using type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

Canadian power outlet

When planning a trip to Canada it can often be useful to know in advance if you can charge any electronics that you'll be bringing with you. However without knowing which power socket is being used in Canada you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to buy a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. This page has instructions showing exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation when you are travelling to Canada by using the standard 120 volt 60Hz Type A power outlet, the Canadians will use NEMA 1-15 P ungrounded plugs for wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Canada from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

The following page shows how to connect the Canadian power outlet to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Forth Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation by front and rear facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your tablet. Visit the support site at 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 Canada

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Canada.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel adapter for Canada to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters on your trip to Canada. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a flexible travel charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Canada and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 going to Canada using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Canada.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Canada?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation with a Canadian power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Canadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Canadian power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the foot of your Fire located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Canadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Fire display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation should last approximately 10 to 12 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Canadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada - Canada country page 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=201597010&linkId=VKCJFRPACVESDX7I - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th 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 4th 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters