How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in The Dominican Republic

Using micro USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Dominican Republic power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a three pinned Type B power plug.

Dominican Republic power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation . This guide was written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation abroad.This page has useful instructions demonstrating exactly how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when going to The Dominican Republic by using the B or A type 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B plug outlets will be typically used by most Dominicanse. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charges slowly or does not power up when visiting The Dominican Republic from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is dual voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you are planning on staying somewhere like Santo Domingo or Santiago de los Caballeros we also recommend referring to the Dominican Republic wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

The following list of instructions show how to connect the Dominican Republic power outlet to the and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle version by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation update to ensure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. For further information go to the support website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Dominican Republic

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation be used in The Dominican Republic?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Dominican Republic by using the correct power convertor.

The Dominican Republic

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Dominican Republic?

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation and visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for The Dominican Republic to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Dominicanse use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Dominican Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Dominican Republic 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting The Dominican Republic.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Dominican Republic. [9]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Dominican Republic?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Dominican Republic power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Dominican Republic power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the Dominican Republic power outlet. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other where the pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the foot of your 7 inch Kindle found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 6 hours to fully charge to 100% capacity however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation should last around 9 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Dominican Republic power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Dominican Republic power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Dominican Republic power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Dominican Republic power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 thin slots where the plug outlet blades go with a semicircle shaped hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the foot of your Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX7 inch located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Dominican Republic power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX7 Third Generation takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX7 inch battery life lasts approximately 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Dominican Republic wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 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, £2-£3.
  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, estimated cost £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, £20-£25.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around £10.