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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type A USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Antiguan power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a three pin Type B USB adapter.

Antiguan power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to assist travellers wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when abroad.These instructions shows what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you're visiting Antigua by using the standard Type B or A 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Antiguans will typically use the Type B plug outlets. Power sources differ from region to region therefore we suggest that you read the WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a full list showing regions. If visiting Antigua from a different region 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 make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning on visiting a place like St. John's we also suggest referring to the Antigua Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Antiguan power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this Kindle tablet by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you are using version 4.5.5 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For further information go to the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Antigua

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation be used in Antigua?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to an Antiguan power outlet.

Antigua

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

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation the best travel charger for Antigua is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Antiguans use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel 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 without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

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 3rd generation, however 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 can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Antigua.
  • 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 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 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 Antigua. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Antigua?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using an Antiguan power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  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 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the Kindle tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your tablet should last approximately 9 to 12 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Antiguan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Antiguan power outlet

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Antiguan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the Antiguan power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by two thin slots adjacent to each other with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the bottom of the Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The takes around 6 hours to completely recharge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. The battery life on your tablet should last approximately 9 to 12 hours. For more information on charging the please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Antiguan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Antigua Wikipedia web page
  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, around $10 USD (£2-£3 GBP / C$4-C$5).
  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 (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  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, between $10 to $15 USD (around £20 GBP / under C$5).
  9. 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).