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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Sao Tome power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Sao Tome power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. If you are going to travel to Sao Tome these instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using their F or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Sao Tome from a different region check that 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 120 volts ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

This guide shows you how to connect the Sao Tome power outlet to the 7" Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise 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 rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your tablet. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation user manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Sao Tome

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Sao Tome power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Sao Tome to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of power outlets in Sao Tome (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Sao Tome

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Sao Tome.
  • 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 gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 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 Sao Tome. [9]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Sao Tome?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Sao Tome power outlet

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

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Sao Tome power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Sao Tome power outlet. This unearthed power supply can be identified by two round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the bottom of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Sao Tome power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the tablet battery life is 9 - 12 hours. For further 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 life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Sao Tome power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Sao Tome power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Sao Tome power outlet by using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Sao Tome power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Sao Tome power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB connector into 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 found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Sao Tome power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes roughly less than 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. 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 the recharging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Sao Tome power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Sao Tome page on wikipedia.org
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, costs 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, costing under $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, between $15 to $20.
  9. 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.