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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Chilean power outlet with USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a three pinned Type L USB plug.

Chilean power outlet

If packing for a trip it can be helpful to know if you'll be able to power any electrical devices such as cell phones and laptops when you arrive. Without knowing which plug socket is being used in Chile you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy a suitable adaptor on arrival that might not be compatible. Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. When going to Chile this page contains instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the standard types L or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will find most Chileans will use Type L wall outlets. When travelling to Chile from another country please check that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you intend on taking a trip to places such as Santiago please read the Chile Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to the location.

The following guide shows how to connect the Chilean power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. We recommend visiting 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 are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your device. Visit the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Chile

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Chile.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Chile to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Chileans use two different standards of wall outlets (L and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store 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 be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Chile

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Chile 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Chile.
  • 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Chile.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Chile?

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Chilean power outlet with USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Chilean power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Chilean power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the foot of the Kindle Fire Third Generation situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Chilean power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning bolt 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 take longer if you are using the device during the recharging process. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation lasts 9 - 12 hours depending on use. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Chilean power outlet

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

Using Type B USB connector with a Type L power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Chilean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Chilean power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type L USB power adapter into the Chilean power outlet. You can identify this hexagon shaped plug outlet by 3 round adjecent holes forming a line. Note there are two different types of Type L power supply, one rated for 10 amps and one at 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  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. Turn on the Chilean 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 process. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is 9 - 12 hours depending on use. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Chilean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile - Chile Wikipedia web page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201303400&linkId=TE3JUEOED6G5HTG3 - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  8. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters