How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when planning a trip to Cambodia

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Cambodian power outlet with USB Micro type B cable with a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger, charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type G USB adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type A power charger

Cambodian power outlet

Different combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. This page has step-by-step instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when staying in Cambodia by using their types G, A or C Cambodian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Cambodia from a different region check that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan on travelling to a destination like Phnom Penh or Battambang we also recommend referring to the Cambodia Wikipedia web page [1] for further information.

The following guide shows how to connect the Cambodian power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This make of the Kindle Fire is identified by rear and front facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you have installed firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle OS update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Cambodia

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Cambodia by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Cambodia?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation then the best travel charger for Cambodia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different standards of wall outlets that Cambodians use (G, A and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter of this nature online, the power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Cambodia

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cambodia 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Cambodia using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Cambodia.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Cambodia?

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

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type G power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using 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. Start by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the 3 rectangular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the base of your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes under 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation should last roughly 9 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cambodian power outlet

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

Using USB type B cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Cambodian power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 adjacent slots. Please note that power cables with type A sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used in Cambodia so we suggest checking prior to proceeding.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the bottom of the Kindle tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Kindle battery life should last approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cambodian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Cambodian power outlet with USB Micro type B cable with a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Cambodian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The wall supply can be recognised by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Plug in 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 8.9 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the base of your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Cambodian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life is roughly 9 to 12 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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 - Cambodia 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=201342250&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=ZJQS5ETWIYEWYT2M - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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 8.9 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