How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in The British Virgin Islands

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 3 pinned Type B power plug.

British Virgin Islands power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop visitors needing to worry if they'll be able to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when abroad.The following step-by-step instructions will show you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when visiting The British Virgin Islands using their B or A type 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. You will find that most power sockets are different from country to country so please read the Wiki Connections global power connections page for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charges slowly or does not power up when visiting The British Virgin Islands from a different region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan on staying in a British Virgin Islands destination like Road Town we suggest referring to the British Virgin Islands Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting the area.

The following guide shows how to connect the British Virgin Islands power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by front and rear facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 Fire operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation user manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in The British Virgin Islands

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation be used in The British Virgin Islands?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a power convertor.

The British Virgin Islands

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in The British Virgin Islands?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for The British Virgin Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of plug sockets that British Virgin Islanders use (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 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your British Virgin Islands trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a flexible travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The British Virgin Islands

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 8.9 3rd generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The British Virgin Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 visiting The British Virgin Islands.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting The British Virgin Islands. [9]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in The British Virgin Islands?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet with USB type B cable with a Type A power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a British Virgin Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. This wall supply, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one 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 8.9 3rd generation. At the bottom of the 8.9" Kindle situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a British Virgin Islands power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet with USB type B cable with a Type B power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a British Virgin Islands 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. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it into the British Virgin Islands power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one 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 8.9 3rd generation. At the bottom of the 8.9" Kindle situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the British Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a British Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - British Virgin Islands Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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, 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, 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 $15 to $20.