Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in Suriname

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Surinamese power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a two pin Type F Schuko power plug.

Surinamese power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Suriname. When you're planning a trip to Suriname the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the standard F or C type 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting Suriname from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

The following instructions show how to connect the Surinamese power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire product line. Visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this Kindle Fire by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle firmware update to ensure you have the latest features for your Kindle Fire. Visit the support site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation PDF guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Suriname

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Surinamese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

Suriname

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Suriname is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Surinamers use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Suriname 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Suriname using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Suriname. [9]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Suriname?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Surinamese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Surinamese power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet can be recognised by the two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the base of the tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation takes roughly under 6 hours to completely charge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The 7" Kindle battery life should last approximately 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 charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using USB micro type B cord and a Schuko Type F USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Surinamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. This recessed circular wall supply (sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two large holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the foot of the tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will display a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX takes roughly under 6 hours to fully charge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 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 charging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Surinamese power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Suriname
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, 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. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. 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, between $10 to $15.
  9. 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.