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

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Omani power outlet with USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

Omani power outlet

When planning a trip to Oman it is helpful to know in advance if you can power any electronics like mobiles or laptop computers when you arrive. By not knowing which wall socket to expect you could bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. If you are travelling to Oman the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using their Type G or C Omani 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type G plug outlets are used by most Omanis. Power sources are different regionally so please read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different regions. If travelling to Oman from another country please make sure the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Omani power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by front and rear 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 Fire OS operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your device. Go to Amazon 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 Oman

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to an Omani power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation and visiting more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Oman to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Omanis use two different types of plug sockets (G and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual power chargers on your trip to Oman or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online - 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 Oman

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters 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 converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Oman 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Oman using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating 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 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Oman. [9] [AD]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Oman?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Omani power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Omani power outlet with USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Omani 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. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 slots in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB power charger 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 foot of your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire 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 however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle 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 the charging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Omani power outlet

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

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Omani power outlet with type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using an Omani power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type C power outlet [7]) is recognised by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the bottom of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen 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, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life lasts around 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 the charging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Omani power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Omani page on wikipedia.org
  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, 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, under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  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, around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).