Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when planning a trip to Malaysia

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Malaysian power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type G USB charger.

Malaysian power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation . When you are staying in Malaysia the following useful instructions show how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Malaysian plug outlet, the Malaysians will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which region you are travelling to so we suggest reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Malaysia from a different region ensure your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

The following list of instructions show you how to connect the Malaysian power outlet to your Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your tablet. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Malaysia

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Malaysia by using a power adaptor.

Malaysia

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

When travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Malaysia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Malaysian trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to different places we suggest searching for a multipurpose travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Malaysia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come 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 international 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 Malaysia.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Malaysia. [7]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Malaysia?

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

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Malaysian power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Malaysian 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. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Malaysian power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the bottom of your 7" Kindle Fire located next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Malaysian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours. 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.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Malaysian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Malaysia Wiki 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, 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, between $5 to $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.