Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when planning a trip to Faroe Islands

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Faroese power outlet with USB Micro type B connector with a Europlug Type C power charger, recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a two pin Type E power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Schuko Type F power charger

Faroese power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country for the first time traveller. These guidelines have been specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to power their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when staying in Faroe Islands.The following useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when going to Faroe Islands using the types E, C, F or K 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Faroe Islands from a different region please check that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Faroese city like Tórshavn or Klaksvík we also suggest reading the Faroe Islands Wikipedia page [1] for more details.

This guide shows you how to connect the Faroese power outlet to your Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by rear and front facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your device. For more information go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Faroe Islands

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Faroe Islands?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Faroe Islands by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Faroe Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are four different types of wall outlets that Faroese use (E, C, F and K) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Faroese trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Faroe Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Faroe Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Faroe Islands using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Faroe Islands. [13] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Faroe Islands?

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

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Faroese power outlet with USB Micro type B connector with a Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Faroese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Faroese power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the foot of the Kindle found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 8.9" Kindle lasts around 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Faroese power outlet

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

Using Type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type E power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Faroese power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Faroese power outlet. This sunken round plug supply, sometimes called the CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with a metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the foot of the tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your 8.9" Kindle is approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Faroese power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type F USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Faroese power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The sunken circular power outlet, also known as a Type F power outlet [9], can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the base of your 8.9" Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

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

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Faroese power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type K USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Faroese power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type K USB power adapter into the Faroese power outlet. This plug supply, technically called the Type K power outlet [11], looks like 3 large holes in an upside-down triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter 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 located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9" Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes roughly less than 6 hours to completely charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life should last roughly 9 to 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Faroese power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Faroe Islands Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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, costs between $10 to $15 USD (around £10 GBP / under 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 E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, under $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  9. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  10. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / under 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, between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  13. 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).