Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in Malawi

Malawian power outlet to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation

Malawian power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation . This page contains step-by-step instructions showing what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when going to Malawi using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Malawian plug outlet, the Malawians will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. Most power changes depending on which country you are in so please read the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Malawi from another country check that the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan to visit a destination like Lilongwe or Blantyre we recommend referring to the wikipedia entry about Malawi [1] for more details prior to visiting the location.

This guide shows how to connect the Malawian power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle model can be identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle update which makes sure you have all the latest features for your Kindle Fire. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Malawi

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

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

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

When you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation then the best travel power adapter for Malawi is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Malawian trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile travel charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Malawi

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Malawi using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Malawi. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Malawi?

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

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type G power adapter to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Malawian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Malawian 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. Plug the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 vertical slots containing shutters forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the foot of the tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Malawian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle Fire takes around under 6 hours to completely recharge but this may be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation lasts 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Malawian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Malawi
  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, costing 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 cost under $10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.