Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Venezuela

Using type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type A USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Venezuelan power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type B power adapter.

Venezuelan power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when they are staying in Venezuela.If you are going to Venezuela the following instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Venezuela from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the Venezuelan power outlet to your Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page for the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire version is identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. Visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation PDF guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Venezuela

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Venezuelan power outlet.

Venezuela

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation then the best travel adapter for Venezuela to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Venezuela (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Venezuela

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Venezuela and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Venezuela.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Venezuela. [9]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Venezuela?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type A USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Venezuelan power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Venezuelan power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the Venezuelan power outlet. This unearthed power outlet (technically known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by two slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the foot of the 7" Kindle found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire takes under 6 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle tablet is roughly 9 to 12 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Venezuelan power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a Type B power adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Venezuelan power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [7], is identified by 2 slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircular hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the foot of your Third Generation Kindle Fire situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Venezuelan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX is 9 to 12 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Venezuelan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org entry about Venezuela
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, costs between $10 to $15 USD (£3-£4 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, costing under $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / C$10-C$15).
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, around $10 USD (£20-£25 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, around $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-C$20).