How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Suriname

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Surinamese power outlet by using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type C Europlug power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a double pin Schuko Type F power charger.

Surinamese power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Suriname. These guidelines have been specifically written to stop people needing to worry if they can charge their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when they are going to Suriname.When staying in Suriname the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the standard F or C type Surinamese 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Suriname from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally 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 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is a dual voltage device (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend to visit a place like Paramaribo or Lelydorp read the wikipedia page about Suriname [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location.

These instructions show how to connect the Surinamese power outlet to your Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle Fire version is identified by rear and front facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle firmware update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation PDF guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Suriname

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Suriname.

Suriname

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Suriname?

When travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation the best 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 plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Suriname and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 adapter for travellers originating from 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Suriname. [9]
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Suriname?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Surinamese power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Surinamese power outlet by using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Surinamese power outlet you'll need to buy 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 power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the two holes next to each other where the twin pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the base of your Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge, but this may be longer if you are using the tablet during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use it. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Surinamese power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cord and a Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Surinamese power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Surinamese power outlet. This sunken circular power supply, sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [7] or Schuko outlet, can be recognised by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the twin pins go along with a pair of metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one 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 8.9 3rd generation. At the foot of the tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Surinamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation screen will show a lightning icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation takes around under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life is approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on use. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia page about Suriname
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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, costing 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, priced at 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, priced 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, priced at around $15.