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

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Tanzanian power outlet with type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type D power plug.

Tanzanian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Tanzania. This page is a simple guide which shows what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Tanzania by using the standard types G or D Tanzanian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type G plug outlets will be normally used by most Tanzanians. Power sources will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If travelling to Tanzania 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 110 volts ensure that 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 whilst powering it.

The following page shows how to connect the Tanzanian power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This particular model of the Kindle tablet can be recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed firmware 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 Kindle Fire. For more information visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Tanzania

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

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

Tanzania

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Tanzania to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Tanzanians use two different types of wall outlets (G and D) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins 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 supports 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.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Tanzania. Only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. 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 tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tanzania

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 strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tanzania 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Tanzania using 3 pinned 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 travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features 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 Tanzania. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Tanzania?

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

A page on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Tanzanian power outlet with type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Tanzanian 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. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Tanzanian power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes containing shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB 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. You can find the USB port on the base of your Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX7 inch situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Tanzanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life lasts roughly 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Tanzanian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Tanzanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by 3 circular holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the foot of your tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Tanzanian 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 Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The Fire battery life lasts roughly 9 to 12 hours depending on use. 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 the recharging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Tanzanian page on wikipedia.org
  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, estimated price between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, under $15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.