How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in Ecuador

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type B power charger.

Ecuadorian power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you're visiting abroad.When visiting Ecuador these instructions show how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using the standard Type B or A Ecuadorian 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Ecuador from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend to stay at an Ecuadorian destination like Guayaquil please read the Wikipedia entry about Ecuador [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Ecuadorian power outlet to the and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fireby visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise this Kindle version by a front facing HD camera, 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 3rd generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle. For more information visit the support site at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Ecuador

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to an Ecuadorian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Ecuador is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Ecuadorians use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. 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. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 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, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Ecuador

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Ecuador 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 Ecuador.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Ecuador?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Ecuadorian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one 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 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the base of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes roughly around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation should last approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Ecuadorian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Type B power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using an Ecuadorian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Ecuadorian power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by the two thin slots parallel to each other where the twin blades slide into with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the bottom of the Kindle tablet found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Ecuadorian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 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 recharging. Typically the tablet battery life is 9 - 12 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Ecuadorian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecuador - Wikipedia entry about Ecuador
  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/typeA.htm - Type A 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 A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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