How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when staying in The Central African Republic

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Central African power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a two pinned Type E USB charger.

Central African power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug 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 The Central African Republic. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you're visiting abroad.When you're travelling to The Central African Republic these instructions show powering your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using their Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting The Central African Republic from a different country check 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 transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it.

The following page shows how to connect the Central African power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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. This Kindle version can be recognised by rear and front facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation firmware update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle Fire. 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 The Central African Republic

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation be used in The Central African Republic?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a Central African power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in The Central African Republic?

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 The Central African Republic to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of power outlets in The Central African Republic (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support 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 recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to The Central African Republic or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional wall outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

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 regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Central African Republic 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The Central African Republic.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and 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 The Central African Republic.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in The Central African Republic?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Central African power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Central African power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Central African 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. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  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 8.9 3rd generation. On the foot of your located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Central African power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the display will display a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes roughly less than 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation lasts around 9 to 12 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Central African power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Central African power outlet by using Micro USB Type B connector with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Central African power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Central African power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type E power outlet [7]) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B micro USB connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the foot of your located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Central African 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 tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life is 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - The Central African Republic country 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/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 8.9 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, under C$20.
  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, under C$15.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, priced C$15-C$20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.