How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when planning a trip to The Maldives

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Maldivian power outlet by using type B USB micro cord with a Type D power adapter, how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 3 pinned Type G power plug and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a three pin Type J USB charger

Maldivian power outlet

If you are planning a holiday to Maldives it can often be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use your electrical devices such as cell phones or laptop computers when you arrive. By not knowing which wall socket is used in Maldives you are likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore having to purchase a suitable charger on arrival. Different region codes and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation abroad.This page is a step-by-step guide telling you exactly how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you are in Maldives by using the G, D, J, K or L type Maldivian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Maldivians. When you are travelling to Maldives from another country please check that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Maldivian power outlet to your Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this make of the Kindle tablet by rear and front facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you have installed OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in The Maldives

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation be used in The Maldives?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in The Maldives by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Maldives?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation then the best travel charger for Maldives to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are five different standards of plug sockets that Maldivians use (G, D, J, K and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to Maldives we recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

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 8.9 3rd generation, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Maldives.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This 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 just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Maldives. [15] [AD]
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Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the base of your 8.9 inch Kindle found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Fire battery life should last approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type D power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the base of your Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX8.9 located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life should last approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Maldivian power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type J power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Maldivian power outlet you will need a Type J USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type J USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can identify this squashed hexagon shaped plug supply by three large circular holes in 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 power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the base of your Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX8.9 found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX8.9 Third Generation display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life is roughly 9 to 12 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

A guide showing you how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Maldivian power outlet using USB type B cord and a three pinned Type K power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Maldivian power outlet you'll need a Type K USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type K USB power adapter into the Maldivian power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three large holes in an inverted triangular pattern with the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the bottom of the Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life is roughly 9 to 12 hours. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Maldivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

A guide on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Maldivian power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pin Type L USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type L USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the hexagon shaped power outlet by the 3 large round adjecent holes in a line for live, neutral and ground pins. Please note there are two variations of Type L plug outlet, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the bottom of your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Maldivian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes roughly under 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation lasts 9 - 12 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Maldives Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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, costing under $15 USD (£15-£20 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, priced under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, between $10 to $15 USD (under £25 GBP / under C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type J power outlet
  10. 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, costs under $15 USD (£20-£25 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  11. iec.ch - Type K power outlet
  12. Type K USB power adapter - There are three pins on a Type K USB charger comprising of two large rounded pins and a bottom semi-circular grounding pin, priced at between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  13. iec.ch - Type L power outlet
  14. Type L USB power adapter - Earthed Type L USB chargers comprise of three 4mm pins placed in parallel 5.5mm apart, between $10 to $15 USD (£25-£30 GBP / around C$15).
  15. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $15 to $20 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).