Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when planning a trip to New Caledonia

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

New Caledonian power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. This page was written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when they're visiting abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when visiting New Caledonia using the types F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll find power will vary from country to country therefore we recommend reading the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to New Caledonia from a different country please check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

These instructions show how to connect the New Caledonian power outlet to the and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This model of Kindle can be identified by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation OS, but if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle firmware update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your device. Go to the Amazon support site for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation user manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in New Caledonia

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in New Caledonia?

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

New Caledonia

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for New Caledonia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of power outlets that New Caledonians use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your New Caledonian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are 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 and convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power 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 plug socket.

We recommend buying a multipurpose travel charger like this online - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for New Caledonia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both New Caledonia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting New Caledonia.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost 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 New Caledonia. [9]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in New Caledonia?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the New Caledonian power outlet. You can identify the power outlet by the two round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one 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 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the base of the Third Generation Kindle Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle tablet screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 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 Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life should last 9 to 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Instructions showing you how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet with USB Micro type B connector with a three pinned Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The circular wall outlet (sometimes called a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [7]) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  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. At the foot of the Kindle tablet found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the New Caledonian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around less than 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during charging. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a New Caledonian power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - New Caledonia page on Wikipedia
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, 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, priced under C$15.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated price 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, estimated price under C$20.