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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Filipino power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a three pinned Type A power adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a three pin Type B power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type C Europlug power adapter

Filipino power outlet

If you are packing for a trip to The Philippines it is useful to know if you can use your vital devices when you arrive at your destination. However, by not knowing which wall socket is being used in The Philippines you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you're there that could be incompatible and damage the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Various combinations of standards and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. This page contains a simple guide telling you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are in The Philippines using their standard C, A or B type Filipino 220 volt 60Hz power outlets, please be aware Type C power outlets will be used by a majority of Filipinos. Power sockets will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to The Philippines from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the Filipino power outlet to the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire 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 rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 firmware 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 set of features for your device. For more information go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Philippines

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Filipino power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation the best travel charger for The Philippines to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different types of wall outlets that Filipinos use (C, A and B) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Filipino 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 while travelling and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling to The Philippines we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Philippines

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Philippines 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Philippines using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 The Philippines.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Philippines?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Filipino power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Filipino power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Filipino power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Filipino power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into. Please be aware that power cords with type A plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so we recommend checking first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the bottom of your Kindle tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at 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 less than 6 hours to fully charge but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. For further 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 Filipino power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Learn how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Filipino power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Filipino power outlet you'll 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 plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [7]) is identified by 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle hole below for the longer grounded pin. Please be aware that power cables with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used so we recommend checking first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the bottom of your Kindle Fire Third Generation found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the 7" Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely charge but this may take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life lasts around 9 - 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.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Filipino power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Filipino power outlet with micro USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Filipino 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 the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the base of the tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Filipino power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol 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 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 during the charging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is approximately 9 - 12 hours. 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.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Filipino power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines - Filipino country wikipedia 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/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
  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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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