Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in New Zealand

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type I USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a New Zealand power outlet.

New Zealand power outlet

If you are organizing a trip to New Zealand it can be helpful to know if you can power all your gadgets such as mobiles and tablets that you'll be bringing with you. By not knowing which power socket is being used you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, therefore needing to borrow a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival which might not be compatible. Differing standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation . This step by step guide will show you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you are visiting New Zealand using the standard 230 volt 50Hz I Type New Zealand plug outlet, the New Zealanders will use a special AS/NZS 3112 plug for power outlets. If you are visiting New Zealand from a different region please double check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you plan on staying somewhere such as Auckland please refer to the New Zealand wikipedia page [1] for further details on travelling to the location.

These instructions show how to connect the New Zealand power outlet to the 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by rear and front facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation Fire OS operating system, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation software update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For further information go to the manufacturers site 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 PDF guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in New Zealand

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in New Zealand?

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a New Zealand power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation then the best international travel adapter for New Zealand to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your New Zealand trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. 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 only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for New Zealand

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both New Zealand 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting New Zealand.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives 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 New Zealand. [7] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in New Zealand?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a New Zealand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type I power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a New Zealand power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a New Zealand power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type I USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically known as a Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by three slots for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of 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 bottom of your tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the New Zealand power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is around 9 to 12 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a New Zealand power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - New Zealand wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type I power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type I USB power adapter - Type I USB chargers use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, around C$15.
  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 C$10-C$15.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.