How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in Saint Helena

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a St Helenian power outlet with USB Micro Type B connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

St Helenian power outlet

Different combinations of standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you're in Saint Helena.The following simple guide will show you how to power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when going to Saint Helena using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G St Helenian wall outlet, with the St Helenians using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If travelling to Saint Helena from another region check your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you are planning to visit a St Helenian destination like Jamestown or Half Tree Hollow refer to the St Helenian Wikipedia page [1] for further details prior to the area.

The following page shows how to connect the St Helenian power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire OS operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Saint Helena

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Saint Helena by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Saint Helena?

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Saint Helena is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Saint Helena. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Saint Helena using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Saint Helena?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a St Helenian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type G power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a St Helenian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a St Helenian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the foot of your located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the St Helenian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the display will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around 6 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. The Third Generation Kindle Fire battery life is roughly 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a St Helenian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - St Helenian Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, under $15.
  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.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price around $15.