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

Using micro USB type B cord with a Type A USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Bermuda power outlet and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 3 pin Type B power adapter.

Bermuda power outlet

Varying different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation . This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you're visiting abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when visiting Bermuda using the types B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B plug outlets are typically used by most Bermudians. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Bermuda from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Bermuda power outlet to the 8.9" Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Visit the Amazon page to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by front and rear facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle firmware update which ensures 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 guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Bermuda

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

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

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

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 Bermuda is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Bermudians use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included 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 and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. 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 space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bermuda

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bermuda 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 Bermuda 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 offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 Bermuda. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Bermuda?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Bermuda power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using micro USB type B cord with a Type A USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Bermuda power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Bermuda power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Bermuda power outlet. The wall outlet (technically called the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the base of your 8.9" Kindle located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will show a charge icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Bermuda power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type B power charger to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Bermuda power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Bermuda power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type B power outlet [7]) is identified by the two slots next to each other with a semicircle hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Connect the USB 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. At the foot of the Kindle tablet found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours. For further 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.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Bermuda power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about Bermuda
  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, under 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, 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, C$15-C$20.