How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in The Cayman Islands

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Cayman Islands power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type A USB charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type B USB adapter.

Cayman Islands power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation abroad.The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when travelling to The Cayman Islands by using the B or A type 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, you'll discover most Caymanians use Type B wall outlets. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to The Cayman Islands from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. If you intend to visit a Cayman Islands place such as George Town or West Bay refer to the The Cayman Islands Wikipedia web page [1] for further details prior to the area.

The following guide shows how to connect the Cayman Islands power outlet to your Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page to see the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by front and rear facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which makes sure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle Fire. For more information visit the manufacturers website at Amazon.com for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in The Cayman Islands

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in The Cayman Islands?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in The Cayman Islands by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in The Cayman Islands?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation then the best travel charger for The Cayman Islands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of plug sockets that Caymanians use (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a flexible power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cayman Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting The Cayman Islands using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Cayman Islands.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in The Cayman Islands?

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

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type A USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Cayman Islands power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. This power outlet (called a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of the Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will display a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life is 9 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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 8.9 3rd generation from a Cayman Islands power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cord and a three pinned Type B USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cayman Islands power outlet.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Cayman Islands power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Cayman Islands power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type B power outlet [7], is identified by 2 slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the base of your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cayman Islands power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet display will show a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. Typically the Kindle tablet battery life is roughly 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Cayman Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Islands - The 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=201342250&linkId=ZJQS5ETWIYEWYT2M - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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 8.9 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