How to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Czech Republic

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Czech power outlet with Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a two pin Type E USB plug.

Czech power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a new country especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines were specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when staying abroad.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to supply power to your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when staying in Czech Republic using the standard E or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll find a majority of Czechs use the Type E plugs in their plug outlets. Power sockets will change regionally therefore we suggest reading the WikiConnections world power sockets guide for a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are travelling to Czech Republic from another country please check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning to visit a place like Prague or Brno read the Czech Republic page on Wikipedia.org [1] for further details.

These instructions show you how to connect the Czech power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. You can recognise this Kindle Fire version by the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if you don't we recommend installing the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have the latest features for your tablet. For more information go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation user manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Czech Republic

Can the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation be used in Czech Republic?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Czech Republic.

What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Czech Republic?

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Czech Republic to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Czech Republic (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated here is the 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 Czech Republic

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 HD 3rd generation, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Czech Republic 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Czech Republic.
  • 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 and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Czech Republic.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Czech Republic?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Czech power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Czech power outlet with Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Czech power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Czech power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet is recognised by 2 holes adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the bottom of your 7 inch Kindle found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will display a charge icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is around 9 to 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Czech power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Czech power outlet

Using Type B USB micro connector with a 3 pin Type E USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Czech power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Czech power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. First plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go plus one metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the base of the situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle screen will show a charging icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HD takes roughly under 6 hours to completely charge, but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the recharging process. The battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation lasts 9 to 11 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Czech power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic - Czech Republic page on Wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201295080&linkId=AD5IYD4P6GI4Y7F5 - Kindle Fire HD 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 HD 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters