How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Cuba

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Cuban power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type A USB adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Cuban power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Cuba. These guidelines were written to assist travellers wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when they are staying abroad.If you are going to travel to Cuba the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using their Type C, A or B Cuban 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type C power outlets are used by most Cubans. You will find that most power sockets vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Cuba from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

The following page shows how to connect the Cuban power outlet to the and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This particular model of the Kindle Fire is identified by rear and front facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your device. 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 manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Cuba

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

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

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation then the best international travel power adapter for Cuba to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of plug sockets that Cubans use (types C, A and B) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support 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.

Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters on your trip to Cuba. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cuba

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 can be useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cuba 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 Cuba using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality 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 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Cuba. [11] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Cuba?

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

A page on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Cuban power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Cuban 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. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the foot of your Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 inch found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cuban power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around less than 6 hours to completely charge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. The battery life lasts around 9 to 12 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Fire please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cuban 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 Cuban power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cuban power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Cuban 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. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the Cuban power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type B power outlet [7]) can be identified by two thin slots where the blades sit with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect 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. You will find the USB port on the foot of your 8.9 inch Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Cuban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in 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 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 recharging. Typically the battery life is 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cuban power outlet

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

Using USB type B cable with a Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cuban power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Cuban 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. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Cuban power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB connector 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. You'll find the USB port at the base of your 8.9 inch Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Cuban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life is 9 - 12 hours. 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 Cuban power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Cuba Wikipedia page
  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, £5-£10.
  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, priced £20-£25.
  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, estimated price around £10.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.