How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in Nicaragua

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Nicaraguan power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a Type A USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type B power charger.

Nicaraguan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Nicaragua. When staying in Nicaragua this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the standard types B or A Nicaraguan 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting Nicaragua from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is dual voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on travelling to a city like Managua please read the wikipedia entry about Nicaragua [1] for more information.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Nicaraguan power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This particular model of the Kindle is identified by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation firmware update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle Fire. Go to Amazon 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 Nicaragua

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Nicaraguan power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Nicaragua is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Nicaraguans use two different standards of power outlets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nicaragua

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but 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 useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Nicaragua using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality 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 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 Nicaragua. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Nicaragua?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Nicaraguan power outlet

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Nicaraguan power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Nicaraguan 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. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Nicaraguan power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply (technically called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the two thin adjacent slots where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the bottom of your Kindle tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Fire battery life lasts approximately 9 to 12 hours. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Nicaraguan power outlet

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

Using USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type B USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Nicaraguan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Nicaraguan power outlet you'll need to buy 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 wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 slots next to each other with a semicircle shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the bottom of your Kindle Fire HDX7 Third Generation located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Nicaraguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire display will display a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation lasts 9 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Nicaraguan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Nicaragua
  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, costing 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 $10 to $15.