How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in Hong Kong

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Hong Kong power outlet using Type B USB cord and a Type G USB adapter.

Hong Kong power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when travelling to Hong Kong by using the standard 220 volt 50Hz Type G Hong Kong wall outlet, the Hongkongese will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are travelling to Hong Kong from a different country check your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying in a Hong Kong destination like Kowloon we suggest referring to the Hong Kong country entry on Wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Hong Kong power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This version of the Kindle Fire is identified by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation Fire OS, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation PDF manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Hong Kong

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Hong Kong.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Hong Kong is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying an adaptable power charger like this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Hong Kong

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Hong Kong and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Hong Kong using 3 pinned type B US 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 from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Hong Kong.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Hong Kong?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Hong Kong power outlet with USB type B cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Hong Kong 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 the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Hong Kong power outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by 3 slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the foot of your tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Hong Kong power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation should last approximately 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Hong Kong power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong - Hong Kong country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters