How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when staying in Falkland Islands

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Falkland Islands power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type G power charger.

Falkland Islands power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Falkland Islands. This page has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when going to Falkland Islands.This page contains a step by step guide showing you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you're travelling to Falkland Islands by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Falkland Islands wall outlet, with the Falkland Islanders using a 13 amp plug for charging. If visiting Falkland Islands from a different region check that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

The following page shows how to connect the Falkland Islands power outlet to your Kindle tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised by rear and front facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation firmware update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. For more information visit the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Falkland Islands

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation be used in Falkland Islands?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Falkland Islands.

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Falkland Islands?

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Falkland Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7]. 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 over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Falkland Islands or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Falkland Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Falkland Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Falkland Islands 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Falkland Islands.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Falkland Islands?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Falkland Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using type B USB cord and a Type G power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Falkland Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Falkland Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 8.9 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the bottom of the located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Falkland Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around under 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 the charging cycle. The battery life on your Fire should last approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Falkland Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkland_Islands - Falkland Islands Wikipedia 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=201342250&linkId=ZJQS5ETWIYEWYT2M - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G 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 8.9 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters