Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in The Central African Republic

Using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Central African power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a two pin Type E power adapter.

Central African power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a foreign country, especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation . These instructions have been written to help assist people wanting to power their Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying abroad.When you are visiting The Central African Republic these instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using their standard E or C type Central African 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to The Central African Republic from a different country please check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

These instructions show how to connect the Central African power outlet to the Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this Kindle Fire version by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 Fire operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle firmware update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your tablet. Visit the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Central African Republic

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Central African Republic?

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

The Central African Republic

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Central African Republic?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation then the best travel charger for The Central African Republic to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Central Africans use two different standards of wall outlets (types E and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Central African trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The Central African Republic 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Central African Republic 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 only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Central African Republic. [9]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Central African Republic?

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

Using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Central African power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Central African power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Central African power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB 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. On the bottom of your Fire found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 7 inch Kindle Fire is approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Central African power outlet

Instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Central African power outlet using USB Type B cord with a three pin Type E power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Central African power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. The circular wall outlet can be recognised by two circular holes 19mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into along with a single metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one 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. On the base of your 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle Fire will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around around 6 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is around 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Central African power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - The Central African Republic Wiki 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, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under 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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, priced between $15 to $20 USD (£5-£10 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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).