Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in The Cayman Islands

The WikiConnections page showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Cayman Islands power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type A power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a 3 pin Type B USB plug.

Cayman Islands power outlet

When packing for a holiday to The Cayman Islands it's useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common electronics when you're there. However, by not knowing which wall socket is used you are likely to bring the wrong charger, meaning needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival. Various combinations of standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation abroad.If you're visiting The Cayman Islands the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Type B or A Cayman Islands 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, a majority of Caymanians will normally use Type B power outlets. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to The Cayman Islands from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

This guide shows how to connect the Cayman Islands power outlet to the 7" Kindle Fire HDX and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Visit the Amazon page to see the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle Fire version is identified by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed Fire OS version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation software update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Cayman Islands

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation be used in The Cayman Islands?

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

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Cayman Islands?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation then the best international travel adapter for The Cayman Islands to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Caymanians use two different standards of plug sockets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at an airport or on your flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cayman Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Cayman Islands and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting The Cayman Islands using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 The Cayman Islands.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in The Cayman Islands?

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Cayman Islands power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type A power charger.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Cayman Islands 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. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall supply, technically called a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  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 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the base of your Kindle tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life is approximately 9 - 12 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Cayman Islands 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 3rd generation from a Cayman Islands power outlet

Using Type B USB cable and a Type B power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Cayman Islands 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 by plugging the Type B USB power adapter into the Cayman Islands power outlet. This wall outlet, sometimes called the Type B power outlet [7], can be recognised by the 2 slots adjacent to each other with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the base of your Kindle situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation should last 9 to 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 times and the charging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Cayman Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Islands - Cayman Islands Wikipedia web page
  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/typeA.htm - Type A 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 A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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