Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in Guinea-Bissau

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C power adapter.

Bissau-Guinean power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. This page contains step-by-step instructions showing what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are travelling to Guinea-Bissau by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type C wall outlet, with the Bissau-Guineans using Europlugs for charging. You'll discover that power is different regionally therefore we recommend reading the Africa and power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Guinea-Bissau from another country make sure that the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Bissau-Guinean power outlet to your 7" Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle model can be identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed Fire operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle OS update which makes sure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Guinea-Bissau

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Guinea-Bissau?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Bissau-Guinean power outlet.

Guinea-Bissau

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Guinea-Bissau?

If you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation then the best international travel adapter for Guinea-Bissau to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Bissau-Guinean trip. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this 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 Guinea-Bissau

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Guinea-Bissau.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Guinea-Bissau. [7]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Guinea-Bissau?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Bissau-Guinean power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Bissau-Guinean power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the base of your Third Generation Kindle Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Bissau-Guinean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire takes roughly under 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Bissau-Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Guinea-Bissau wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost £5-£10.
  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, £5-£10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.