Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in Tobago

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Tobagonian power outlet with type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

Tobagonian power outlet

If organizing a trip it's helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your common electronics that you are bringing with you. Without knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to borrow a suitable power adaptor when you get there which might not be compatible. Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation . This guide has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you're in staying in Tobago.When you are visiting Tobago the following useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using their standard types B or A 115 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B wall outlets are used by a majority of Tobagonians. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Tobago from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

This guide shows how to connect the Tobagonian power outlet to the Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this Kindle Fire model by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation Fire operating system, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation PDF manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Tobago

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Tobago.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation then the best travel power adapter for Tobago is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Tobagonians use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Tobagonian trip. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Tobago

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but 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 crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Tobago.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Tobago.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Tobago?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Tobagonian power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Tobagonian power outlet with type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Tobagonian 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. First insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Tobagonian power outlet. This ungrounded plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], is identified by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet blades go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the base of your found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Tobagonian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Tobagonian power outlet

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Tobagonian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Tobagonian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Tobagonian power outlet. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [7], is identified by the 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle hole below for the long ground pin.
  3. Then connect 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. You'll find the USB port on the base of the Kindle Fire Third Generation found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Third Generation Kindle Fire lasts 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Tobagonian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_%26_Tobago - Tobagonian country page on Wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201303400&linkId=TE3JUEOED6G5HTG3 - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A 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 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, costs around £10.
  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 price £5-£10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, £10-£15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.