How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in Saint Martin

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a St Martins power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

St Martins power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power their Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation abroad.This guide shows how to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in Saint Martin by using the standard types F or C St Martins 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Saint Martins use Type F sockets in their plug outlets. If travelling to Saint Martin from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

The following page shows how to connect the St Martins power outlet to your and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle version can be recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you are using firmware version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle. Go to the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation PDF manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Saint Martin

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Saint Martin.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Saint Martin is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Saint Martins use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your 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 with one of these power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters on your trip to Saint Martin. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Martin

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions 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 covering both Saint Martin 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Saint Martin using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Saint Martin.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Saint Martin?

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a St Martins power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the St Martins power outlet you'll 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 inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the St Martins 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 Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation should last approximately 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a St Martins power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a St Martins power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using USB type B cable with a Type F power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a St Martins power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a St Martins power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the St Martins power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral along with grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the bottom of the Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes around less than 6 hours to completely charge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation should last around 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a St Martins power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Martin - Wikipedia entry about Saint Martin
  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/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 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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