Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Cyprus

Cypriot power outlet to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation

Cypriot power outlet

If planning a trip to Cyprus it can often be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any indispensable devices when you get there. By not knowing which wall socket is used in Cyprus you could end up either over packing with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive adaptor when you arrive. Complicated frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. This page was written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when they are staying in Cyprus.The following step-by-step instructions shows what you'll need to power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you're visiting Cyprus using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Cypriot power outlet, the Cypriots will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. If travelling to Cyprus from a different region make sure the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Kindle Fire HDX 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.

The following list of instructions show how to connect the Cypriot power outlet to the 7" Kindle Fire and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please ensure these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This particular make of Kindle Fire is recognised by a front facing HD camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation firmware, if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have all the latest set of features for your tablet. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Cyprus

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Cypriot power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Cyprus to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [7].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [7] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [7] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Cyprus and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Cyprus.
  • 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 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 Cyprus.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Cyprus?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Cypriot power outlet

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Cypriot power outlet.

  1. To charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Cypriot power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the base of your Kindle situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Cypriot power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will display a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this may take longer if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Cypriot power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - wikipedia web page about Cyprus
  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/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters