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

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Egyptian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Type C Europlug USB charger and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a two pin Type F USB adapter.

Egyptian power outlet

Varying different standards and sockets can often cause confusion when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation . This guide was specifically written to prepare visitors wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when they're staying in Egypt.This page is a step by step guide demonstrating exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you're travelling to Egypt using their standard F or C type Egyptian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Egyptians will use the Type F plugs in their wall outlets. You will find power will change from country to country so we suggest reading the power supplies and Africa page for a full list of countries. When visiting Egypt from another country ensure your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you're planning to stay somewhere such as Cairo we also suggest reading the Egyptian Wikipedia page [1] for further information.

These instructions show how to connect the Egyptian power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this Kindle model by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if not visit Amazon for the latest Kindle OS update which makes sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle Fire. Visit the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Egypt

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

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

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

If travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation the best international travel adapter for Egypt to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Egypt (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Egyptian trip. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Egypt

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Egypt 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 Egypt.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Egypt.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Egypt?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Egyptian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB micro type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Egyptian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Egyptian 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. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded plug outlet is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the foot of the situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation will display a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes under 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 12 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Egyptian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Egyptian power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pin Type F USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Egyptian power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Egyptian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Egyptian power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm apart from each other along with two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 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 Egyptian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life should last roughly 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Egyptian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egypt - Egyptian Wikipedia page
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201303400&linkId=TE3JUEOED6G5HTG3 - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201119640&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=BHZDW336CXLI4M7V - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, £10-£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, £5-£10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, £15-£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 around £10.