How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when staying in Singapore

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Singapore power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type M power charger, how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type G power plug and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type C power charger

Singapore power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you are staying abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you're visiting Singapore by using the standard types G, C or M Singapore 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G power outlets are used by most Singaporeans. When you are visiting Singapore from a different country check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

The following page shows how to connect the Singapore power outlet to your Third Generation Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised by rear and front facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Singapore

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Singapore.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Singapore to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Singaporeans use three different standards of wall outlets (G, C and M) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support 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, and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual power chargers for your trip to Singapore or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. 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 tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Singapore

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power 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 destinations:

  • 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 Singapore.
  • 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 gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Singapore. [11] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Singapore?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Type G power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Singapore power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Singapore power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots containing plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins. The most common outlets found in Singapore are Type G plug outlets.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the base of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the tablet battery life is 9 - 12 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet

A guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Singapore power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Singapore power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. This unearthed wall supply can be identified by two round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins. Type C plug sockets in Singapore are less common.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the base of your tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the tablet battery life is 9 - 12 hours. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet

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

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type M power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Singapore power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the Singapore power outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by 3 holes in a triangle configuration. Type M electrical sockets in Singapore are less common.
  3. 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 8.9 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the base of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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 the charging cycle. The battery life on your should last approximately 9 to 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 Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Visitsingapore - Visit Singapore
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / around C$15).
  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 at between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, between $10 to $15 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$20).
  11. 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).