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

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Cambodian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Type A USB adapter, recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type G power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a double pinned Type C USB charger

Cambodian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This guide has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when they're staying in Cambodia.When you are visiting Cambodia the following useful instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using their types G, A or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Cambodia from a different country please check that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on staying at a Cambodian city like Phnom Penh or Battambang we suggest reading the Cambodian Wikipedia web page [1] for further information.

These instructions show how to connect the Cambodian power outlet to your Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation 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 Fire operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle update which makes sure you have all the latest features for your Kindle Fire. 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 user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Cambodia

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Cambodia.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation then the best international travel adapter for Cambodia is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different types of wall outlets in Cambodia (G, A and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Cambodia

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] 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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cambodia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Cambodia.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a more flexible 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cambodia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Cambodia?

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

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type G USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Cambodian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Cambodian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by three rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the base of your Fire found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes under 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the battery life on your 7" Kindle Fire lasts 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 battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Cambodian power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Cambodian power outlet

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Cambodian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Cambodian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins. Please note power cords used with type A outlets which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used in Cambodia so we recommend checking first.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 on the base of the Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will show a lightning icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is approximately 9 - 12 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Cambodian power outlet

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

Using Micro USB type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Cambodian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Cambodian power outlet. The power supply (called the Type C power outlet [9] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the base of your Fire found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes under 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the battery life on your 7" Kindle Fire lasts 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 battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodia - Cambodian Wikipedia web page
  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&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=TE3JUEOED6G5HTG3 - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters