How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in Rwanda

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Rwandan power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a 3 pinned Type J power plug.

Rwandan power outlet

Different standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist visitors wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when they're going abroad.This page contains useful instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are travelling to Rwanda by using the J or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Rwanda from another region check your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

These instructions show you how to connect the Rwandan power outlet to your Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation Fire OS operating system, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the most up to date features for your device. 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 instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Rwanda

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Rwandan power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Rwanda?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Rwanda to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Banyarwanda use two different types of plug sockets (types J and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Rwanda. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Rwanda

The 4 port USB travel charger 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 wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Rwanda and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Rwanda.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Rwanda. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Rwanda?

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

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Rwandan power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Rwandan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. The plug supply is recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the bottom of the 7" Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life is 9 to 12 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Rwandan power outlet

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

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type J USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Rwandan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Rwandan power outlet you will need a Type J USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type J USB power adapter into the Rwandan power outlet. The flattened hexagon shaped wall supply (technically called a Type J power outlet [7]) can be recognised by the 3 circular holes forming a flattened triangular shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the bottom of the 7" Kindle situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Rwandan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes around 6 hours to completely recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on your tablet should last around 9 - 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 the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Rwandan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Rwandan 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, estimated price around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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 (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  8. Type J USB power adapter - Type J USB chargers have three rounded pins placed in a flattened triangular pattern with the top pin acting as an earth, between $10 to $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / under C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).