Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in Fiji

Using USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type I power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Fijian power outlet.

Fijian power outlet

If you are packing for a trip it is useful to know if you can use your essential gadgets like cell phones or tablets when you're there. Without knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, leaving you having to borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and cause damage to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These step-by-step instructions shows you how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you're in Fiji by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type Fijian power supply. Power sockets will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Fiji from another region ensure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the Fijian power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by rear and front facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. This page assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update which ensures you have the most up-to-date set of features for your device. For more information 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 instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Fiji

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a Fijian power outlet.

Fiji

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation the best international travel adapter for Fiji to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Fijian trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Fiji we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Fiji

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Fiji and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Fiji using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Fiji. [7]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Fiji?

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

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type I USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Fijian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Fijian power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type I USB power adapter into the Fijian power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 thin slots in an upside-down triangular configuration with the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the foot of the tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Fijian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle Fire takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 8.9" Kindle Fire lasts 9 to 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Fijian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Fiji
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, £20-£25.
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.