Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when planning a trip to French Polynesia

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a French Polynesian power outlet using Type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type A power adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 3 pin Type B power charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type E USB charger

French Polynesian power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This page contains useful instructions demonstrating how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you're visiting French Polynesia using the types E, A or B 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to French Polynesia from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the French Polynesian power outlet to the and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify 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 rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle firmware update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your tablet. Visit 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 for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in French Polynesia

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in French Polynesia?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in French Polynesia by using a power adaptor.

French Polynesia

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation then the best travel charger for French Polynesia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. French Polynesians use three different types of wall outlets (types E, A and B) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for French Polynesia

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 8.9 3rd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 French Polynesia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting French Polynesia. [11]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in French Polynesia?

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

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a French Polynesian power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a French Polynesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the French Polynesian power outlet. The power outlet (sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the bottom of your 8.9" Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life lasts roughly 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a French Polynesian 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 French Polynesian power outlet

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Type B USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the French Polynesian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter into the French Polynesian power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into with a single hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the bottom of your 8.9" Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 8.9" Kindle is approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a French Polynesian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a French Polynesian power outlet using Type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type E power adapter.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a French Polynesian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this power supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin pins slide into with a long metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power 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 base of your Kindle Fire Third Generation found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about French Polynesia
  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, under £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 price around £5.
  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. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  10. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, £5-£10.
  11. 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.