How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when planning a trip to Angola

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Angolan power outlet.

Angolan power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. When you're visiting Angola this page has useful instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the standard 220 volt 50Hz C Type plug outlet, with the Angolans using a Europlug for wall outlets. When visiting Angola from another country please check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you plan on travelling to a destination like Luanda or Cabinda we also recommend referring to the Angola wikipedia page [1] for further information on the location.

This guide shows you how to connect the Angolan power outlet to the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify this Kindle Fire version by rear and front facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you are using OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle OS update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Angola

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation be used in Angola?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Angola by using the correct power convertor.

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What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Angola?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Angola to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Angola.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Angola. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Angola?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Angolan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Angolan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Angolan power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Angolan power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called a Europlug, is identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the bottom of the Kindle Fire Third Generation situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Angolan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX display will display a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Kindle battery life should last approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Angolan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Angola wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost 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, priced at 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 $15 to $20.