Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in Singapore

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Singapore power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a Type G USB charger, recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type M USB charger

Singapore power outlet

If you are planning a vacation to Singapore it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power your important electronics such as mobiles and laptops at your hotel. But by not knowing which power supply is used you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, meaning having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when they are abroad.This simple guide will show exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are visiting Singapore using the Type G, C or M Singapore 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Singaporeans typically use Type G plugs in their plug outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Singapore from another region ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Singapore power outlet to your Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle tablet can be identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes you are using Fire OS operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. Visit the manufacturers site at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Singapore

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Singapore power outlet.

Singapore

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Singapore to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Singaporeans use three different types of power outlets (types G, C and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Singapore trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Singapore

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Singapore and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Singapore using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Singapore. [11]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Singapore?

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

A guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet with USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three rectangular slots forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground. The most common sockets found in Singapore are Type G electrical outlets.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the bottom of your 7" Kindle Fire HDX located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions on how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Singapore power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Singapore power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into. Be aware that Type C electrical sockets are less commonplace in Singapore.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB 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 base of the Fire situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7" Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life should last roughly 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type M power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Singapore power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three circular holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins. These outlets might not be as commonplace in Singapore.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the foot of the tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Singapore power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The battery life on the Fire is approximately 9 - 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process and battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. Visitsingapore - Visit Singapore
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated cost 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, around C$10.
  7. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, C$15-C$20.
  9. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, C$15-C$20.
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.