How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when visiting Cape Verde

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet using type B Micro USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

Cape Verdean power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation . This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you are going to Cape Verde.If visiting Cape Verde these instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by using the standard F or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Cape Verdeans will use Type F plug outlets. When you are travelling to Cape Verde from another country please check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you're planning to visit a city like Praia we recommend reading the Cape Verde country Wiki page [1] for more indepth information on the location.

This guide shows you how to connect the Cape Verdean power outlet to the Fire 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 on WikiConnections where you'll see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This particular make of Kindle Fire is identified by rear and front facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation firmware, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For further information 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 guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Cape Verde

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation be used in Cape Verde?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Cape Verde by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Cape Verde?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation then the best travel adapter for Cape Verde to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Cape Verdeans use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Cape Verde using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 a 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cape Verde. [9] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Cape Verde?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Cape Verdean power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called a Europlug, can be identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the foot of the 8.9" Kindle Fire found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will display a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle lasts 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

A guide showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet with USB micro type B cable and a three pinned Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Cape Verdean power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The recessed round wall outlet can be identified by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins, plus a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one 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 base of your tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes roughly under 6 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Kindle tablet battery life should last approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Cape Verde country Wiki page
  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, priced £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 F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, £15-£20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.