How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a power outlet in Mexico

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pin Type A USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Mexican power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Type B power plug.

Mexican power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Mexico. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation abroad.This guide shows exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Mexico by using the B or A type 127 volt 60Hz power outlets, please note that Type B plug outlets are used by most Mexicans. Type A electrical sockets aren't as commonplace but still used by some hotels in Mexico. Most power sources change depending on which area you travelling to therefore please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation does not power up or charges slowly when you are travelling to Mexico from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your device is dual voltage (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan to stay in a place like Mexico City or Guanajuato refer to the Visit Mexico Web Site [1] for further details prior to the location.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Mexican power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle is identified by rear and front facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. Visit the Amazon site 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 Mexico

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation to a Mexican power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Mexico to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Mexicans use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Mexico

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Mexico.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers 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 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mexico.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation in Mexico?

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type A USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Mexican power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from 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. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Mexican power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by two slots next to each other for live and neutral. Type A power outlets in Mexico aren't as commonplace but might still found in some hotels.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Micro type B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. At the foot of your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Mexican power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX8.9" Forth Generation display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life lasts around 10 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Mexican power outlet

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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation from a Mexican power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation using a Mexican power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots adjacent to each other with a hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin. Type B electrical sockets are the most common sockets found in Mexico.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation. On the foot of your Kindle Fire HDX8.9" Forth Generation found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Mexican power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 4th generation should last approximately 10 to 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 Mexican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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=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. 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