How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when planning a trip to Malawi

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Malawian power outlet.

Malawian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Malawi. This guide was written to prevent people needing to worry if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when they are travelling abroad.When you are travelling to Malawi this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Malawians using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. Power supplies differ depending on which area you travelling to therefore we recommend reading our WikiConnections global power sockets list for a complete list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Malawi from a different country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Malawian power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by front and rear facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation firmware, if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation OS update which makes sure you have the latest features for your device. 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 instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Malawi

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Malawi by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Malawi is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Malawi

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Malawi using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Malawi. [7] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Malawi?

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

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type G power adapter to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Malawian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Malawian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Malawian power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the bottom of the Kindle Fire Third Generation situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Malawian 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 charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX8.9 takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation should last 9 - 12 hours depending on use. For more information 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 Malawian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Malawi
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated cost £15-£20.
  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, priced at £5-£10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.