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

Instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Brazilian power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type N power adapter.

Brazilian power outlet

Brazil uses 2 different types of voltage depending on the location - both 127 volts and 240 volts. Always ensure that you familiarise yourself with the voltage of the outlet prior to using any electrical appliance in a Brazilian power outlet. Instructions on this page assume that you understand which voltage you will be using, however the safest option is always to use a dual voltage device or appliance.

If you are packing for a trip it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any common gadgets when you're there. However by not knowing which plug socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that might not be compatible. Complicated standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation abroad.If you're visiting Brazil the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using the Type N or C Brazilian 60Hz power outlets, most Brazilians will normally use Type N plugs in their power outlets. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Brazil from a different country then check that it is compatible with a Brazilian power supply. Normally devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't power up, so check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan to stay somewhere like Rio de Janeiro or Natal please refer to the Brazilian Wikipedia web page [1] for more details.

These instructions show how to connect the Brazilian power outlet to your Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX7 and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle Fire model is identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation OS, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation OS update to make sure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. 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 user guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Brazil

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

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

Brazil

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation or visiting more than one country then the best travel adapter for Brazil is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of plug sockets in Brazil (types N and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Brazil

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting 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 for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Brazil.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Brazil. [9]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Brazil?

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

Instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Brazilian power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Brazilian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins. Prior to January 2010 buildings may use this power outlet.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the bottom of the found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to fully recharge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the 7" Kindle Fire battery life should last roughly 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Brazilian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type N USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Brazilian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Brazilian power outlet you'll need to use a Type N USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type N USB power adapter into the Brazilian power outlet. You can identify this flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet by three holes forming a flattened triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth. Please note that since January 2010 all buildings will use this power outlet.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the bottom of your tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Brazilian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the 7" Kindle Fire HDX battery life should last 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Brazilian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type N USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Brazilian Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, £5-£10.
  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, around £5.
  7. iec.ch - Type N power outlet
  8. Type N USB power adapter - The three 4mm rounded pins on a grounded Brazilian Type N USB charger form a flattened triangular pattern, estimated cost under £40.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs around £10.