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

British power outlet to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation

British power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to visit a foreign country especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are going abroad.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when going to England using the 230 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Britons using BS 1363 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If you are visiting England from another country make sure your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you intend on visiting a British city like London we recommend referring to the Wikipedia.org web page about England [1] for further details.

The following instructions show you how to connect the British power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire product line. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this Kindle model by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation OS, if not we recommend installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation software update which makes sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your tablet. For more information go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in England

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a British power outlet.

England

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation then the best travel charger for England to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus 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. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home 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 wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for England

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both England and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 England.
  • 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting England. [7]
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in England?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a British power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord with a Type G USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a British power outlet.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a British power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the British power outlet. This power supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes containing shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  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. You'll find the USB port on the bottom of your tablet situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the British power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle Fire will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle Fire takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a British power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia.org web page about England
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costs £20-£25.
  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, costing £5-£10.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price £10-£15.