How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when visiting Afghanistan

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Afghan power outlet by using USB micro type B connector and a Type C USB adapter and how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a two pinned Type F power adapter.

Afghan power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation abroad.If visiting Afghanistan this page contains useful instructions showing you how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by using their Type F or C Afghan 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Afghanistan from another country double check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you plan on staying at an Afghan place such as Kabul we recommend reading the wikipedia web page about Afghanistan [1] for more indepth information on the location.

These instructions show you how to connect the Afghan power outlet to your Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. We recommend visiting the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This particular make of Kindle tablet is recognised by front and rear facing HD cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation Fire OS, however if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation software update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your Kindle Fire. Visit the support 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 guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Afghanistan

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Afghanistan.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Afghanistan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Afghans use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Afghanistan we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Afghanistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Afghanistan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Afghanistan.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Afghanistan?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Afghan power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Afghan power outlet by using USB micro type B connector and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using an Afghan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Afghan power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the bottom of your Fire situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation takes roughly under 6 hours to fully charge, but this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation should last roughly 9 - 12 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure and battery life.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Afghan power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Afghan power outlet by using USB micro Type B connector and a three pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Afghan power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the bottom of your tablet situated next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation screen will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The 8.9" Kindle Fire takes under 6 hours to fully charge but this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation battery life should last around 9 - 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 recharging procedure and battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Afghan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan - wikipedia web page about Afghanistan
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201342250&linkId=ZJQS5ETWIYEWYT2M - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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 8.9 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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
  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
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters