How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in The Ascension Islands

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type G power charger.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Different frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Ascension Islands. These guidelines have been written to assist travellers wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when abroad.When travelling to The Ascension Islands these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using their 240 volt 50Hz G Type Ascensionian Island wall outlet, with the Ascensionians using a 13 amp plug for charging. If travelling to The Ascension Islands from another country please ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

The following page shows how to connect the Ascensionian Island power outlet to your Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the firmware for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation update which ensures you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Ascension Islands

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Ascension Islands?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Ascension Islands.

The Ascension Islands

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Ascension Islands?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation then the best international travel power adapter for The Ascension Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors 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 necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to The Ascension Islands using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Ascension Islands?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Ascensionian Island power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Ascensionian Island power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by 3 slots containing shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the base of your Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Ascensionian Island power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your should last approximately 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Ascensionian Island power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Ascensionian Island country entry on wikipedia.org
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).