Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in The Republic of the Congo

A step by step guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Congo power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type E power charger, how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type C Europlug power plug and how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type D USB adapter

Congo power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Republic of the Congo. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you're in staying in The Republic of the Congo.If travelling to The Republic of the Congo these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using their types E, C or D 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to The Republic of the Congo from another region ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 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 avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Congo power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire models. 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 version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation software update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Republic of the Congo

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation be used in The Republic of the Congo?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Congo power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Republic of the Congo?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation or visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for The Republic of the Congo is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different types of wall outlets in The Republic of the Congo (E, C and D) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient 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 under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to The Republic of the Congo we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. 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 The Republic of the Congo.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Republic of the Congo?

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Congo power outlet using Type B USB cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Congo 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 into the wall supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the bottom of your tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery icon 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 Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life is approximately 9 - 12 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Congo power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Congo power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Congo power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Congo power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three circular holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the bottom of your Kindle situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation lasts 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use it. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Congo power outlet

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

A step by step guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Congo power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type E power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Congo power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Congo power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes for live and neutral plus one metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the foot of the Kindle tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Congo power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation lasts 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Congo power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo,_Republic_of_the - Wikipedia.org entry about The Republic of the Congo
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201303400&linkId=TE3JUEOED6G5HTG3 - Kindle Fire HDX 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 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters