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

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Tuvaluan power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a three pinned Type I USB charger.

Tuvaluan power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they can charge their Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when they're going abroad.If you're going to Tuvalu this page has useful instructions showing how to power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type I Tuvaluan plug outlet. If travelling to Tuvalu from a different region double check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you plan on travelling to a place like Vaiaku please refer to the Tuvalu Wikipedia web page [1] for more details prior to the location.

The following page shows how to connect the Tuvaluan power outlet to the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX7 inch and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed Fire OS operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. 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 Tuvalu

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

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

Tuvalu

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

If you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Tuvalu to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 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 much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip. By only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to different continents we recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this 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 countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tuvalu

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips 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 to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tuvalu 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Tuvalu.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Tuvalu. [7]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Tuvalu?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Tuvaluan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Tuvaluan power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type I power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Tuvaluan power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 3 slots for the live, neutral and ground.
  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. You can find the USB port on the base of the 7" Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Tuvaluan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely recharge however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life is 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.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Tuvaluan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Tuvalu Wikipedia web page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, estimated cost 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost around $15.