How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when visiting Nepal

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Nepali power outlet with USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type D power charger, charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type C Europlug USB plug and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a three pin Type M USB charger

Nepali power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning on staying in a new country if you've never been there before. If you're going to Nepal the following instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using their standard Type D, C or M 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies vary depending on which area you are travelling to therefore please read the Asia page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Nepal from a different country please ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a Nepali place such as Kathmandu or Pokhara please read the Wikipedia.org entry about Nepal [1] for more indepth details.

The following guide shows you how to connect the Nepali power outlet to the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire version is identified by rear and front facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation firmware, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your Kindle Fire. 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 guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Nepal

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Nepal by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Nepal?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Nepal is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Nepalese use three different types of plug sockets (types D, C and M) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Nepal using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Nepal.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Nepal?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Nepali power outlet

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

  1. In order to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Nepali power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply is recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the foot of your Fire situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle lasts 9 to 12 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Nepali power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Nepali power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Nepali power outlet with USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Nepali 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. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [7], looks like three holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the base of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge to 100 percent capacity however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The 8.9" Kindle Fire battery life lasts approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Nepali power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type M power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Nepali power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Nepali power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it into the Nepali power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 large circular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the foot of the 8.9" Kindle Fire found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Nepali power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life is around 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal - Wikipedia.org entry about Nepal
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201342250&linkId=ZJQS5ETWIYEWYT2M - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, estimated price 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, under $20.
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  11. 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.