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

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Antiguan power outlet with type B USB micro cable with a Type A power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a three pinned Type B power adapter.

Antiguan power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Antigua. This guide has been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you are visiting abroad.When you're staying in Antigua the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by using the types B or A Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of Antiguans normally use the Type B wall outlets. If you are visiting Antigua from another region please check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you intend to visit a place like St. John's or All Saints we recommend referring to the Antiguan Wikipedia web page [1] for more details prior to visiting the location.

This guide shows how to connect the Antiguan power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle model can be identified by front and rear facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation software update to ensure you have the most up to date fixes for your device. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Antigua

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Antigua.

Antigua

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation then the best international travel adapter for Antigua is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different types of wall outlets in Antigua (B and A) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Antigua

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Antigua and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Antigua.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers 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 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Antigua. [9]
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Antigua?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Antiguan power outlet with type B USB micro cable with a Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using an Antiguan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Antiguan power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the base of your Fire located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 8.9 inch Kindle takes under 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the battery life on your 8.9" Kindle Fire should last 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Antiguan 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 an Antiguan power outlet

Using type B USB micro connector with a Type B power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Antiguan power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the Antiguan power outlet you will need to buy 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 into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the mains 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 on the base of the Kindle Fire Third Generation found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Antiguan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle Fire screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to fully charge, however this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during the charging process. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 12 hours. For further information 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 B power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Antiguan power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Antiguan Wikipedia web 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, costing 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, 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, 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, under C$20.