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

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type G USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Gibraltar power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

Gibraltar power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you are travelling to Gibraltar.When you're planning a vacation to Gibraltar these useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by using the Type G or C Gibraltar 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G wall outlets will be used by a majority of Gibraltarians. When travelling to Gibraltar from a different region ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

The following instructions show how to connect the Gibraltar power outlet to the Kindle Fire Third Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire model is identified by rear and front facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation operating system, if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation update which makes sure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation user guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Gibraltar

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Gibraltar?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a Gibraltar power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Gibraltar?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Gibraltar is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Llanitos use two different standards of wall outlets (types G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied 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 included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power demanding devices.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers 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 tablets and phones and using only a single power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Gibraltar

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Gibraltar and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Gibraltar.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 cheaper alternative to 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 Gibraltar. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Gibraltar?

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

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type G USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Gibraltar power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Gibraltar 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. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Gibraltar power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter 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 bottom of your Third Generation Kindle Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on your tablet is around 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Gibraltar power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Gibraltar power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Gibraltar power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Gibraltar power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the base of your tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Gibraltar power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to fully recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Gibraltar Wikipedia web page
  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, around £5.
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £10-£15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at around £10.