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

A guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Tuvaluan power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Type I power adapter.

Tuvaluan power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation . This guide was written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation abroad.When you are travelling to Tuvalu this page has instructions showing you charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the 220 volt 50Hz Type I plug supply. You'll discover that power sockets differ depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the list of World power supplies for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Tuvalu from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Tuvaluan power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX 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 an Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes you are using Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation firmware update to make sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your device. Go to the Amazon website 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 Tuvalu

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a Tuvaluan power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation the best travel charger for Tuvalu to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Tuvalu we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tuvalu

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, 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 visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Tuvalu using type B American 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 only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Tuvalu. [7] [AD]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Tuvalu?

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

A guide showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Tuvaluan power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Type I power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Tuvaluan power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type I USB power adapter in the Tuvaluan power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the three slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB cable into the bottom of 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 at the foot of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Tuvaluan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life should last 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 times.
How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Tuvaluan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tuvaluan Wikipedia page
  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, costs £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.