Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when staying in Cyprus

Using USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type G USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cypriot power outlet.

Cypriot power outlet

When packing for a holiday to Cyprus it can often be useful to know if you'll be able to charge your important electronics when you're there. However, by not knowing which power supply is used you are likely to bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival which might not be compatible. Differing frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation abroad.If staying in Cyprus these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by using a 240 volt 50Hz Type G Cypriot power outlet, with the Cypriots using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. When travelling to Cyprus from another region make sure the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Cypriot power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire version is recognised by front and rear facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle OS update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. Go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Cyprus

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

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

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation and visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Cyprus is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Cyprus using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Cyprus.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Cyprus?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cypriot power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cypriot power outlet with Type B USB cable and a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cypriot power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Cypriot power outlet. This wall outlet, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular holes with shutters in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the base of your situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cypriot power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to fully recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life is approximately 9 to 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 life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cypriot power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - Wikipedia web page about Cyprus
  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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters