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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Micronesian power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a 3 pinned Type A power charger and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type B power plug.

Micronesian power outlet

Differing standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation . These instructions were specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can power their Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when they're going to Micronesia.This page contains simple instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when going to Micronesia using their types B or A Micronesian 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Micronesia from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Micronesian power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Visit the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this Kindle by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation Fire OS operating system, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle Fire. For more information visit the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Micronesia

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Micronesia?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Micronesia by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Micronesia?

If you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Micronesia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Micronesians use (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple 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 (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Micronesia or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below 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 Micronesia

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 3rd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. 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 international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Micronesia using type B US 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 North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Micronesia. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Micronesia?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Micronesian power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a 3 pinned Type A power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Micronesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the Micronesian power outlet. The power supply (technically called a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the base of the 7" Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the tablet battery life should last approximately 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Micronesian power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using Type B USB cable with a Type B power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Micronesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 slots next to each other with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the bottom of the 7" Kindle found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Micronesian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle display will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately under 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. The battery life on your tablet lasts 9 - 12 hours depending on use. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Micronesian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Micronesia entry on wikipedia.org
  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, priced at around $5.
  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, under $10.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around $15.