How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in Tonga

Tongan power outlet to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation

Tongan power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This page has instructions which shows exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you're in Tonga by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type power outlet. When you are travelling to Tonga from another region please ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Tongan power outlet to the and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire version can be recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation Fire OS, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your device. For further information go to the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Tonga

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Tongan power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Tonga?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Tonga to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Tonga. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tonga

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tonga and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Tonga using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tonga. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Tonga?

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

Using USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Tongan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Tongan power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots forming a triangular pattern with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Tongan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the Fire battery life is 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Tongan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tonga country page on wikipedia.org
  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, costing around £20.
  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, estimated cost £10-£15.