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

Using micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Bermuda power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

Bermuda power outlet

Complicated voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Bermuda. If you're visiting Bermuda the following instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using the standard types B or A Bermuda 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B power outlets are used by most Bermudans. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Bermuda from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend on visiting a city such as St. George's or Hamilton refer to the Wikipedia entry about Bermuda [1] for more information on visiting the area.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Bermuda 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. Visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This particular model of the Kindle Fire can be recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. Go to the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Bermuda

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Bermuda.

Bermuda

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Bermuda is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Bermuda (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at 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 this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bermuda

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Bermuda.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Bermuda. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Bermuda?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type A power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Bermuda power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Bermuda power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Bermuda power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the bottom of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Fire display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes around less than 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the tablet lasts around 9 to 12 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Bermuda power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Bermuda power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by the two thin slots where the blades sit with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the base of your Kindle tablet found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears 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 to 100% capacity, but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation lasts approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Bermuda power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Bermuda
  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 - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, costing 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, under $10.
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, 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, between $15 to $20.