How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in Tobago

Using USB Type B cord and a three pinned Type A power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Tobagonian power outlet and how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a three pinned Type B USB plug.

Tobagonian power outlet

If you are organizing a vacation it can be helpful to know if you'll be able to charge any important devices that you'll be bringing along with you. Without knowing which power socket is being used in Tobago you could end up either over packing with unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong charger, therefore needing to purchase a suitable charger on arrival. Different voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Tobago. This page has step by step instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when staying in Tobago by using their Type B or A Tobagonian 115 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B wall outlets will be normally used by most Tobagonians. You will discover power will change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the North America page for a complete list of countries. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting Tobago from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is a dual voltage device (usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

These instructions show how to connect the Tobagonian power outlet to your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. This Kindle is recognised by front and rear facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation Fire operating system, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle firmware update to ensure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to the Amazon.com website 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 Tobago

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Tobago by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Tobago is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Tobagonians use two different types of plug sockets (types B and A) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Tobago

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Tobago.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as 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 a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Tobago. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Tobago?

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

Using USB Type B cord and a three pinned Type A power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Tobagonian power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Tobagonian 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. Firstly plug the Type A USB power adapter in the Tobagonian power outlet. This unearthed power outlet (sometimes known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by the two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB 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 at the base of your 8.9 inch Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The takes roughly under 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the Fire battery life should last approximately 9 - 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 the charging process and battery times.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Tobagonian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Tobagonian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Tobagonian power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord with a Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Tobagonian power outlet you'll need 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 in the wall outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircular shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Tobagonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The 8.9 inch Kindle battery life is approximately 9 to 12 hours. For further information on charging the please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Tobagonian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Tobagonian page on wikipedia
  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, C$25-C$30.
  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, around C$10.
  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, priced under C$20.