Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when visiting Sierra Leone

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet using Micro USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type G power adapter and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a 3 pin Type D power charger.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying abroad.This page contains a guide demonstrating exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in Sierra Leone using their standard G or D type Sierra Leonean 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover power supplies vary depending on which country you are in therefore we recommend reading the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Sierra Leone from a different region please make sure that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning to visit a destination such as Freetown we recommend referring to the Sierra Leone Wikipedia page [1] for further details.

This guide shows how to connect the Sierra Leonean power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle model 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 you are using version 4.5.5 Fire operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update which ensures you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Sierra Leone

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

Sierra Leone

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Sierra Leone?

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation the best international travel adapter for Sierra Leone is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Sierra Leoneans use two different types of power outlets (types G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will also allow you to charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature online - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Sierra Leone

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Sierra Leone using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 Sierra Leone. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Sierra Leone?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet using Micro USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Sierra Leonean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the base of the 7 inch Kindle Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle Fire screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet, technically called the Type D power outlet [7], looks like 3 round holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the bottom of your Kindle tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Sierra Leonean power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Sierra Leone 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, between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, under $15.
  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.