How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in Liberia

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Liberian power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter, how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type A power plug and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Liberian power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Liberia. When visiting Liberia the following instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using their Type B, A,C, E or F 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Liberia from another region please make sure that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

This guide shows how to connect the Liberian power outlet to your Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this particular model of the Kindle Fire by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. For more information visit the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Liberia

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Liberian power outlet by using a power convertor.

Liberia

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Liberia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Liberians use five different types of plug sockets (B, A,C, E and F) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these chargers are supplied 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 included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Liberia

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Liberia 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Liberia.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Liberia. [14]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Liberia?

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

Using type B USB cord and a Type A power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Liberian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Liberian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B micro USB connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the base of the 7" Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation should last approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Liberian 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 Liberian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Liberian power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Liberian power outlet you will need 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 in the Liberian power outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect one end of the type B micro USB connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes around less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life lasts roughly 9 - 12 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Liberian power outlet

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

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Liberian power outlet with type B USB cord and a Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Liberian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [9]) is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will show a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the tablet battery life is 9 - 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 C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Liberian power outlet

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

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Liberian power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type E power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Liberian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin pins slide into along with a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the base of your tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the display will display a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life is 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

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

Using type B USB cord and a Type F power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Liberian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Liberian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Liberian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the bottom of the Kindle tablet found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Liberian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes roughly less than 6 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation lasts around 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Liberian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Liberian Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, costing between $10 to $15 USD (under £3 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 B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  9. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  10. 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 (under £10 GBP / under C$5).
  11. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  12. 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, between $15 to $20 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$5).
  13. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  14. 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).