How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when staying in The Philippines

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Filipino power outlet with Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B power charger, how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type A power plug and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Filipino power outlet

When planning a trip to The Philippines it can often be useful to know in advance if you can charge any electronics like mobiles or laptop computers at your destination. By not knowing which wall socket to expect you could bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in The Philippines. If you are staying in The Philippines the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using their C, A or B type 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, please note that Type C wall outlets will be normally used by a majority of Filipinas. If travelling to The Philippines from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

The following page shows how to connect the Filipino power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this Kindle tablet by front and rear facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For more information visit the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in The Philippines

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in The Philippines.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in The Philippines?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation then the best international travel power adapter for The Philippines to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Filipinas use three different types of plug sockets (C, A and B) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Philippines

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The Philippines.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Philippines. [11] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in The Philippines?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Filipino power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Filipino power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Filipino power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Filipino power outlet. The power supply (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into. Please be aware power cables with type A outlets which are rated at 125 volts shouldn't be used in The Philippines so please check first.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the bottom of the tablet located next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts roughly 9 to 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.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Filipino power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Filipino power outlet with Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Filipino power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by the two slots with a semicircular shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin. Please note that power cords used with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used in The Philippines so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the base of the Kindle tablet found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life lasts 9 - 12 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Filipino power outlet

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Filipino power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Filipino power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 holes next to each other where the two pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B micro USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the base of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Third Generation found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle lasts approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Filipino power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Filipino page on wikipedia.org
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, around £1.
  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, around £5.
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, around £20.
  9. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced £10-£15.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.