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

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Paraguayan power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

Paraguayan power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation . These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when staying in Paraguay.When you are planning a holiday to Paraguay this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type Paraguayan power outlet, with the Paraguayans using Europlugs for charging. If you are visiting Paraguay from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the Paraguayan power outlet to the tablet 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 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. For further 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 instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Paraguay

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

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

Paraguay

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

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 Paraguay is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Paraguayan trip or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will 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 smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

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 using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Paraguay 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 Paraguay 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 Paraguay. [7]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Paraguay?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Paraguayan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Paraguayan power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Paraguayan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Paraguayan power outlet. The power outlet (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. 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. You will find the USB port on the base of your Kindle Fire Third Generation found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Paraguayan 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 Third Generation Kindle Fire 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 charging. 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.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Paraguayan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Paraguay page on Wikipedia
  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, priced 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, 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 (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).