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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Aruban power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type B power charger

Aruban power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to help prepare people wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation abroad.If you're staying in Aruba these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using their Type F, A or B 127 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to Aruba from a different region 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 (for example 220 volts) can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you intend to stay at an Aruban destination like Oranjestad please read the Aruban Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Aruban power outlet to the 7" Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version 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 firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. For more information visit the Amazon site for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Aruba

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to an Aruban power outlet by using a power convertor.

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What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Aruba?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Aruba is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Arubans use three different types of plug sockets (F, A and B) and using a travel charger like this ensures 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 simply by switching the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Aruba or occupying additional power 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 fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Aruba

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied 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 Aruba using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Aruba. [11]
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Aruba?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Aruban power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Aruban power outlet by using Micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using an Aruban 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. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This unearthed power supply, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the base of your located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes roughly less than 6 hours to completely charge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation should last approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on use. For further 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.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Aruban power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Aruban power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using type B USB cord and a Type B power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Aruban power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Aruban power outlet you'll need to use 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. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B micro USB connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the base of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will show a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes roughly less than 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life is roughly 9 - 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 the recharging process and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Aruban power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Aruban power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Aruban power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using an Aruban power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken round power outlet, sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [9], can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the foot of your tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Aruban power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the 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 fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation should last approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Aruban power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Aruban 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, costing 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, priced at between $10 to $15.
  9. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  10. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under $15.
  11. 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.