Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in Barbuda

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Barbudan power outlet with USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type A power charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type B power adapter.

Barbudan power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation abroad.When you're staying in Barbuda the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the standard B or A type 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You will discover that power sockets will vary depending on which area you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the World power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Barbuda from another region please double check your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging.

The following guide shows you how to connect the Barbudan power outlet to the Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire model, visit the Amazon page to see the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire version is identified by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation software update which ensures you have all the latest set of features for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Barbuda

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Barbuda?

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel adapter for Barbuda to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of power outlets that Barbudans use (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbuda

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Barbuda 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 only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Barbuda.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Barbuda?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Barbudan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type A USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Barbudan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. The plug supply (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the two adjacent slots where the live and neutral blades go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro Type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the foot of your Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation lasts 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Barbudan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type B USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Barbudan power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Barbudan power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type B power outlet [7]) can be recognised by two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircular shaped hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the foot of the located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Barbudan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Barbudan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antigua_and_Barbuda - wikipedia page about Barbuda
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201303400&linkId=TE3JUEOED6G5HTG3 - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, priced at £10-£15.
  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 around £5.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, £10-£15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing £15-£20.