Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when planning a trip to Saint Martin

Learn how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a St Martins power outlet using Type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

St Martins power outlet

Different voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. This page contains useful instructions demonstrating how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you're in Saint Martin using the types F or C 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you will discover a majority of Saint Martins typically use Type F plugs in their wall outlets. If you are visiting Saint Martin from another country ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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 being damaged when charging it.

These instructions show how to connect the St Martins power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by rear and front facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date set of features for your Kindle. For further information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Saint Martin

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Saint Martin?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Saint Martin by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Saint Martin is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of power outlets that Saint Martins use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your St Martins trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Saint Martin we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Martin

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Saint Martin 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Saint Martin using 3 pin type B 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 America using type B plugs and is a 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 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Martin.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Saint Martin?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Learn how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a St Martins power outlet using Type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a St Martins power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] 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 wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the bottom of your Third Generation Kindle Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire Third Generation screen will display a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes roughly less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle tablet lasts around 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a St Martins power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a St Martins power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the St Martins 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the St Martins power outlet. This sunken round power supply (known as a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [7]) can be identified by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins slide into along with two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the base of your Kindle tablet found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the St Martins power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will show a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around less than 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life lasts roughly 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a St Martins power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Martin - Wikipedia.org web page 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=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
  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