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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Guamanian power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 3 pinned Type B power plug.

Guamanian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. When staying in Guam the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by using the standard types B or A Guamanian 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. You'll discover most power sockets vary from country to country so please read our Wikiconnections global power connections guide where you'll find a complete list showing regions and countries. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation does not power up or charges slowly when you are travelling to Guam from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

This guide shows you how to connect the Guamanian power outlet to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Third Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can identify this Kindle by front and rear facing 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 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation update to ensure you have all the latest features for your Kindle. For more information go to the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Guam

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a Guamanian power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Guam to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two types of wall outlets in Guam (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 plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Guam. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guam

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Guam.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guam. [9]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Guam?

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

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

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Guamanian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Guamanian power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (technically known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by 2 slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the foot of your Kindle tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 6 hours to fully recharge however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle should last approximately 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Guamanian power outlet

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

Using Type B USB cord with a 3 pinned Type B USB charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Guamanian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Guamanian power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter in the Guamanian power outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other with a hole below for the longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Guamanian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully charge, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the tablet should last roughly 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Guamanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Guam 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, 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, priced at 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, estimated cost 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, estimated cost C$15-C$20.