Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when planning a trip to The British Virgin Islands

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a Type A USB charger and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation . When you are planning a holiday to The British Virgin Islands this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using their standard B or A type British Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting The British Virgin Islands from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the British Virgin Islands power outlet to the Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. Visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This model of Kindle can be identified by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your tablet. For more information go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The British Virgin Islands

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The British Virgin Islands?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The British Virgin Islands by using a power adaptor.

The British Virgin Islands

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The British Virgin Islands?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation then the best travel charger for The British Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. British Virgin Islanders use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The British Virgin Islands 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 The British Virgin Islands.
  • 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [9]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The British Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

A page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet using Micro USB type B cord with a Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the British Virgin Islands power outlet you will 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 taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This ungrounded plug supply, technically called the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the foot of the situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life lasts roughly 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

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

Using USB Type B connector with a Type B USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the British Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. This power supply (sometimes called the Type B power outlet [7]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the slightly long ground pin.
  3. Connect the USB 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. On the bottom of your 7" Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - The British Virgin Islands Wikipedia page
  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, 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, costs between $5 to $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, estimated cost 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, costs around $15.