Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in Barbados

A guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Barbadian power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter and recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type B power adapter.

Barbadian power outlet

If organizing a trip it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge your common electronics that you are bringing with you. Without knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to borrow a suitable power adaptor when you need it which might be incompatible. Complicated voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation . When you're staying in Barbados the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by using the types B or A 115 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of Bajans will typically use Type B power outlets. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Barbados from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual-voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Barbadian power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify this Kindle tablet by rear and front facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation firmware update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle Fire. 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 PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Barbados

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation be used in Barbados?

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a Barbadian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Barbados?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Barbados is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of power outlets that Bajans use (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or using up additional power sockets. By only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at an airport or on a flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Barbados

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Barbados and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Barbados using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Barbados. [9]
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Barbados?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Barbadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Barbadian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Barbadian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded wall outlet (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by two slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the bottom of the 8.9 inch Kindle found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle tablet will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your 8.9" Kindle Fire lasts 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. 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 Barbadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Barbadian power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Barbadian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Barbadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Barbadian power outlet. This plug outlet (known as a Type B power outlet [7]) is identified by the 2 slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the foot of the situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Barbadian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life should last roughly 9 - 12 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Barbadian power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Barbadian country Wiki page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type A power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type A USB power adapter - An unearthed Type A USB charger has 2 parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes near the tip of each blade, priced at 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, estimated cost C$10-C$15.
  7. iec.ch - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - 3 pinned Type B USB chargers have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades with small holes in the end of each blade, under C$20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing under C$20.