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

Swazi power outlet to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation

Swazi power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. The following step by step instructions tells you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are visiting Swaziland by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz Type M power outlet. When you are visiting Swaziland from a different country make sure the Kindle Fire HDX 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) double check your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend to stay at a city such as Manzini or Mbabane read the Swaziland country Wiki page [1] for more indepth details prior to the area.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Swazi power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire version can be recognised by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your tablet. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation user manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Swaziland

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Swaziland by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Swaziland to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 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 USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Swaziland. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose 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.

Alternative travel adapter for Swaziland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Swaziland and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Swaziland.
  • 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 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Swaziland. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Swaziland?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Swazi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

A guide on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Swazi power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type M power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Swazi power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the Swazi power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type M power outlet [3], looks like three large circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into 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 foot of your Third Generation Kindle Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Swazi power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the screen will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully charge, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the tablet lasts roughly 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Swazi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Swaziland country Wiki page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, £5-£10.
  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, costing £5-£10.
  7. 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.