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

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Vanuatuan power outlet using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type G power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a 2 pin Type C Europlug power adapter.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in Vanuatu.This page contains instructions telling you how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in Vanuatu using the standard G, C or I type Vanuatuan 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Vanuatu from a different country please make sure your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Vanuatuan power outlet to your Kindle Fire Third Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire can be identified by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For more information go to the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Vanuatu

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

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

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Vanuatu is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three standards of plug sockets in Vanuatu (G, C and I) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Vanuatuan trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at an airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Vanuatu and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Vanuatu.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Vanuatu?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Vanuatuan power outlet using USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Vanuatuan power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the foot of the 7" Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life lasts around 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Vanuatuan power outlet by using type B USB micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Vanuatuan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Vanuatuan power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the foot of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX 7 located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Vanuatuan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7" Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use it. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia web page about Vanuatu
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated price £15-£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. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, costs £10-£15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around £10.