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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Omani power outlet and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a two pin Europlug Type C power charger.

Omani power outlet

If packing for a holiday to Oman it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your devices like cell phones or tablets when you arrive. But by not knowing which wall socket is being used in Oman you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to borrow a potentially expensive adaptor when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation . This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are going abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when going to Oman using the types G or C 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type G power outlets will be used by a majority of Omanis. When visiting Oman from another region make sure 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 that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating when powering up.

These instructions show how to connect the Omani power outlet to the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model is recognised by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle firmware update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your device. For more information go to the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Oman

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to an Omani power outlet.

Oman

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation then the best travel charger for Oman to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two standards of plug sockets in Oman (G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger 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 around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

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 the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Oman and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 Oman.
  • 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 gives almost the same functionality 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 a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Oman. [9]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Oman?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Omani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cord with a Type G USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Omani power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Omani power outlet you'll need 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 Omani power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the base of your Third Generation Kindle Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will show a charging icon which indicates that the device 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 device during charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life lasts 9 to 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Omani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using type B micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Omani power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Omani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power outlet is identified by the two round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in 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'll find the USB port on the base of your tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Omani power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours. For further 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 C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Omani power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Omani country page on Wikipedia
  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, priced between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, costing between $10 to $15.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $10 to $15.