How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in Paraguay

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Paraguayan power outlet.

Paraguayan power outlet

Differing frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never been there before. This page has instructions showing exactly how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you're visiting Paraguay using their 220 volt 50Hz C Type power outlet, the Paraguayans will use Europlugs for power outlets. When you are visiting Paraguay from a different country double check your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend to stay at a Paraguayan destination like AsunciĆ³n we suggest referring to the wikipedia entry about Paraguay [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Paraguayan power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation update which ensures you have the latest fixes for your device. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation user manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Paraguay

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Paraguay?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Paraguay.

Paraguay

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Paraguay?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Paraguay to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your Paraguayan trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Paraguay

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 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 for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters are 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Paraguay.
  • 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 one less AC outlet for almost half 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 Paraguay. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Paraguay?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Paraguayan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Paraguayan power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Paraguayan 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 Paraguayan power outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then 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 3rd generation. On the base of your Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX7 found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Paraguayan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The Fire battery life is 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Paraguayan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Paraguay
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 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, estimated cost under $15 USD (£10-£15 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, estimated price between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  7. 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).