Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when planning a trip to Chad

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Chadian power outlet using micro USB type B cord with a Type E USB charger, how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 2 pin Type C USB charger and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 3 pin Type D power charger

Chadian power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when they are going abroad.The following instructions will show how to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you're in Chad using the Type D, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to Chad from another region make sure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the Chadian power outlet to the Third Generation Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by rear and front facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Chad

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Chad by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Chad to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Chadians use four different types of power outlets (types D, C, E and F) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Chadian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Chad we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online - the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Chad and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Chad.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Chad.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Chad?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Chadian 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the base of the tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes less than 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire Third Generation is approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cord with a Type D USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Chadian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type D power outlet [7], looks like 3 circular holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the base of your 8.9" Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes roughly under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation lasts around 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Chadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Chadian power outlet using micro USB type B cord with a Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Chadian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the Chadian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other plus one long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the base of the tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Third Generation Kindle Fire lasts around 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Chadian power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Chadian power outlet using USB Type B connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Chadian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The sunken circular power outlet, sometimes called the Schuko outlet, can be identified by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other where the twin pins slide into and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger 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 foot of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Chadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Chadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad - Chad Wikipedia page
  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/typeC.htm - Type C 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 C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters