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

Grenadian power outlet to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation

Grenadian power outlet

Differing frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you are staying abroad.This page has instructions showing exactly how to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you are visiting Grenada by using a 230 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Grenadians will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If you are travelling to Grenada from a different country check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

These instructions show you how to connect the Grenadian power outlet to the Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this particular model of the Kindle Fire by front and rear facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your tablet. 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 Grenada

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a Grenadian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Grenada to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America 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 types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Grenada

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge 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 necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Grenada and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Grenada.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This 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 just 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 Grenada. [7] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Grenada?

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Grenadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Grenadian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the foot of your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Third Generation found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Grenadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Fire display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The Kindle 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 process and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Grenadian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Grenada
  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, priced at around £15.
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost around £10.