How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in The Bahamas

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Bahamas power outlet and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type B power plug.

Bahamas power outlet

Different region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Bahamas. This page contains a useful guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you're travelling to The Bahamas using their B or A type 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, please note that Type B wall outlets will be normally used by most Bahamians. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to The Bahamas from another region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the device is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on staying at a Bahamas destination such as Nassau or Freetown we suggest referring to the Wikipedia entry about The Bahamas [1] for further information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Bahamas power outlet to your Third Generation Kindle Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle version can be recognised by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle OS update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation PDF manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Bahamas

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation be used in The Bahamas?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Bahamas power outlet by using a power convertor.

The Bahamas

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Bahamas?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for The Bahamas is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets that Bahamians use (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to The Bahamas. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Bahamas

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Bahamas and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to The Bahamas using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Bahamas. [9]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Bahamas?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Bahamas power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Bahamas power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Bahamas power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the Fire battery life is 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Bahamas power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Bahamas power outlet with USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Bahamas power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Bahamas power outlet. The power supply (called a Type B power outlet [7]) can be identified by the two thin slots where the blades sit with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the foot of your 7 inch Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Bahamas power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life lasts 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Bahamas power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about The Bahamas
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, 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, between $5 to $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, costs under $15.
  9. 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.