How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when visiting Papua New Guinea

Instructions showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Papua New Guinea power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type I USB charger.

Papua New Guinea power outlet

If packing for a vacation to Papua New Guinea it can often be useful to know if you'll be able to power any important devices like mobiles and tablets when you arrive. However, by not knowing which power socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you needing to borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you get there. Various standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This page contains step by step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you are in Papua New Guinea using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type I plug supply. When travelling to Papua New Guinea from another country double check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the Papua New Guinea power outlet to your 8.9" Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire version is identified by rear and front facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using Fire OS operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but if not visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation update which makes sure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. Visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Papua New Guinea

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation be used in Papua New Guinea?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Papua New Guinea.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Papua New Guinea?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation the best travel power adapter for Papua New Guinea is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Papua New Guinea

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Papua New Guinea and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Papua New Guinea using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Papua New Guinea. [7] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Papua New Guinea?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Papua New Guinea power outlet with USB micro type B cord and a Type I USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Papua New Guinea power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type I USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the base of your 8.9" Kindle found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Papua New Guinea power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation screen will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The 8.9" Kindle battery life lasts approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Papua New Guinea
  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 cost £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.