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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a New Caledonian power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Type C power charger and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

New Caledonian power outlet

Different frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation abroad.When going to New Caledonia these useful instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using their Type F or C New Caledonian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sources will change regionally so please read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a full list of powering devices in different destinations. If visiting New Caledonia from a different region check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

The following page shows how to connect the New Caledonian power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by front and rear facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation Fire OS, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation OS update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in New Caledonia

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

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

New Caledonia

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for New Caledonia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. New Caledonians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here 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 New Caledonia

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting New Caledonia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting New Caledonia. [9]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in New Caledonia?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a New Caledonian power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the New Caledonian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the foot of your Fire located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around less than 6 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a New Caledonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the New Caledonian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two adjacent holes next to each other and metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one 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. You can find the USB port on the foot of your tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in 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 tablet takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation lasts roughly 9 - 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 battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about New Caledonia
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 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, costs between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. 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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £15 GBP / under C$20).
  9. 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).