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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Maltese power outlet by using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

Maltese power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country to the first time traveller. These instructions will show what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when visiting Malta using their 230 volt 50Hz Type G Maltese plug outlet, the Maltese will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. You will discover most power supplies will change from region to region so we recommend that you read the WikiConnections travel power sockets page for a complete list of countries. If you are visiting Malta from a different country ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you plan on visiting a Maltese destination like Birkirkara or Mosta we also recommend referring to the Malta Wikipedia web page [1] for further information.

The following guide shows how to connect the Maltese power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle Fire version by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Malta

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Maltese power outlet.

Malta

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Malta is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Malta

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Malta 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 portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Malta using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Malta. [7]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Malta?

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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Maltese power outlet by using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Maltese 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. Firstly plug the Type G USB power adapter in the Maltese power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical slots with plastic shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in 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 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of your 7 inch Kindle Fire HDX situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Maltese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX7 inch takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The 7 inch Kindle battery life is approximately 9 to 12 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Maltese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Malta Wikipedia web 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 - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated cost 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, estimated price between $15 to $20.