Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when planning a trip to Taiwan

A step by step guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Taiwanese power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type A power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type B USB plug.

Taiwanese power outlet

When packing for a trip to Taiwan it can often be useful to know if you can use any common electronics at your hotel. By not knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible and cause problems with your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. This page was written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are abroad.If visiting Taiwan these instructions show powering the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using their standard B or A type Taiwanese 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Taiwanese normally use Type B plugs in their wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Taiwan from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This guide shows how to connect the Taiwanese power outlet to the Kindle Fire Third Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This model of Kindle can be identified by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation software update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Taiwan

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Taiwan by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation then the best travel adapter for Taiwan is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of power outlets that Taiwanese use (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will allow you to charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at the airport or on your 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 sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Taiwan

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Taiwan using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 gives almost the same functionality 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Taiwan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Taiwan?

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

Using USB Type B cord with a Type A USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Taiwanese power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Taiwanese power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply (sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the foot of the 7 inch Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire takes around less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Taiwanese 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 Taiwanese power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a Type B USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Taiwanese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Taiwanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Taiwanese power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [7]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other with a hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the foot of the 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Taiwanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire Third Generation battery life lasts 9 to 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Taiwanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan - Taiwan 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters