Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea power outlet to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation

Papua New Guinea power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation to Papua New Guinea it can often be useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common electrical devices when you arrive. By not knowing which power socket is used in Papua New Guinea you could pack the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival that might not be compatible. Varying complicated standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are travelling to Papua New Guinea.When staying in Papua New Guinea the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using the 240 volt 50Hz I Type Papua New Guinea plug outlet. When travelling to Papua New Guinea from a different region ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you plan to visit a city like Port Moresby refer to the Papua New Guinea country Wiki page [1] for further details.

These instructions show you how to connect the Papua New Guinea power outlet to your Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Visit the Amazon page for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation operating system, if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your tablet. Visit the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation PDF guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Papua New Guinea

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Papua New Guinea?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Papua New Guinea?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Papua New Guinea to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable power adapter similar to this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Papua New Guinea

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 3rd generation, however for visitors 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 can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Papua New Guinea.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Papua New Guinea. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Papua New Guinea?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Papua New Guinea power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cord and a Type I USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Papua New Guinea power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Papua New Guinea 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. Start the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it in the Papua New Guinea power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three thin slots in a triangular configuration with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the foot of your tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Papua New Guinea power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life is approximately 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 charging process.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Papua New Guinea power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Papua New Guinea country Wiki page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 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, estimated price £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, £5-£10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.