How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in Kenya

Using Type B USB cord and a Type G power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Kenyan power outlet.

Kenyan power outlet

If packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge your vital electrical devices that you'll be bringing with you. By not knowing which wall socket is used you could bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when going to Kenya.If you're travelling to Kenya the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using their 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Kenyans will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. You will find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Kenya from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Kenyan power outlet to your and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update to make sure you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. For more information visit the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Kenya

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Kenya.

Kenya

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Kenya is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Kenya

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 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 is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Kenya.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kenya. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Kenya?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Kenyan power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Kenyan power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Kenyan power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Kenyan power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots containing shutters in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  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. At the bottom of the Kindle Fire HDX 7" Third Generation found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Kenyan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Fire screen will show a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes roughly less than 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the tablet battery life is 9 - 12 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Kenyan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Kenyan 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 - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, between $10 to $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, estimated price under $10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced between $10 to $15.