How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when planning a trip to Mexico

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Mexican power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pin Type A USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type B power adapter.

Mexican power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Mexico. These instructions were written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you're in going to Mexico.When you are travelling to Mexico this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by using the standard B or A type 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type B power outlets will be typically used by most Mexicans. Type A electrical sockets aren't as commonplace but still used by some hotels in Mexico. Most power sockets change depending on which area you taking a trip to so we recommend reading the WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a complete list of regions. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Mexico from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

The following list of instructions show how to connect the Mexican power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This make of the Kindle tablet is identified by rear and front facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to the manufacturers website 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 instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Mexico

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a Mexican power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation the best travel power adapter for Mexico is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Mexicans use two different standards of plug sockets (types B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your Mexican trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mexico

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Mexico 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Mexico.
  • 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 and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mexico.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Mexico?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Mexican power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type A power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Mexican power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Mexican power outlet you'll 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 plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Mexican power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], is identified by two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral pins. Note that Type A plug outlets are less common but still used by some hotels in Mexico.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the bottom of the Fire situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Mexican power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation lasts 9 - 12 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Mexican power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Learn how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Mexican power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type B USB charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Mexican power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the Mexican power outlet. This wall outlet (known as the Type B power outlet [7]) can be identified by the 2 slots next to each other where the short live and neutral blades sit with a semicircular shaped hole below for the earthed pin. Type B plug sockets are the most common outlets found in Mexico.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 bottom of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Mexican power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Kindle tablet battery life lasts approximately 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 life and the recharging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Mexican power outlet

See also

  1. https://www.visitmexico.com/en - Visit Mexico Web Site
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters