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

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet and how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Cape Verdean power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This page is a useful guide which shows exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are visiting Cape Verde using their standard F or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Cape Verdeans typically use Type F plug outlets. You'll discover power supplies change regionally therefore we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Cape Verde from another country please check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If the 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) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Cape Verdean power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but if you don't we recommend installing the most recent Kindle update which makes sure you have all the latest set of features for your device. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Cape Verde

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Cape Verdean power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

Cape Verde

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation then the best international travel adapter for Cape Verde to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Cape Verdeans use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 Cape Verde using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Cape Verde. [9]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Cape Verde?

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

Using Type B USB cable and a Type C USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Cape Verdean power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Cape Verdean power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet, also called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be identified by the two adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the base of your Kindle situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation lasts 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Cape Verdean power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Cape Verdean power outlet. This recessed circular wall outlet can be recognised by two circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit and two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the base of the Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cape Verdean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will display a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the 7" Kindle Fire battery life should last around 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Cape Verde Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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, between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$5).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).