How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in The US Virgin Islands

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

Virgin Islands power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are going to The US Virgin Islands.This page contains a step-by-step guide showing what you'll need to power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are in The US Virgin Islands using their standard types B or A Virgin Islands 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to The US Virgin Islands from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is dual voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

This guide shows you how to connect the Virgin Islands power outlet to the Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version is identified by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation OS update which makes sure you have the latest features for your device. Visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction guide for more information.

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

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The US Virgin Islands by using the correct power convertor.

The US Virgin Islands

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The US Virgin Islands?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation the best international travel power adapter for The US Virgin Islands is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Virgin Islanders use two different standards of plug sockets (types B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The US Virgin Islands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 US Virgin Islands. [9]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The US Virgin Islands?

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

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Virgin Islands power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type A power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Virgin Islands 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. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Virgin Islands power outlet. This ungrounded wall supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by two thin slots next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the foot of your Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX7 found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX7 inch takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, however this may be longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX7 inch battery life lasts approximately 9 to 12 hours. For further information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type B power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Virgin Islands 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 plugging it in the power outlet. This plug outlet (technically known as the Type B power outlet [7]) can be recognised by the 2 slots next to each other where the short twin blades sit with a semicircular hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the bottom of your Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Virgin Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life is 9 to 12 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about The US Virgin Islands
  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, costs 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, around $10.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $15 to $20.