How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in Cameroon

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Cameroonian power outlet with USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type E power charger.

Cameroonian power outlet

Differing region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when going to Cameroon by using the E or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Cameroon from a different region please ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up.

The following page shows how to connect the Cameroonian power outlet to your Kindle Fire Third Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this Kindle tablet by front and rear facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes that you are using OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Go to the Amazon site 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 Cameroon

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Cameroon.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation the best travel charger for Cameroon is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Cameroonians use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cameroon and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Cameroon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Cameroon. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Cameroon?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cameroonian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Cameroonian power outlet with USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Cameroonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the base of your tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation lasts 9 - 12 hours. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cameroonian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cameroonian power outlet

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cameroonian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector with a 3 pinned Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Cameroonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Cameroonian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other with a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the bottom of the Kindle tablet found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cameroonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes around under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation should last around 9 - 12 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cameroonian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Cameroon
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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, £10-£15.
  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. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced at under £10.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.