How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in Czech Republic

Using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Czech power outlet and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a 2 pinned Type E USB charger.

Czech power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation abroad.When you're going to Czech Republic the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using the standard types E or C Czech 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type E plug outlets are used by most Czechs. You'll discover that most power sockets vary depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the WikiConnections global power connections page for a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If visiting Czech Republic from a different region check your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

This guide shows you how to connect the Czech power outlet to the 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise this Kindle tablet by front and rear facing HD cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, but if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation firmware update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Czech Republic

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation to a Czech power outlet.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Czech Republic?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Czech Republic to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Czechs use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Czech Republic or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Czech Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Czech Republic and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option 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 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 one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Czech Republic.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Czech Republic?

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

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Czech power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Czech power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the foot of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Fire display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation should last approximately 9 to 12 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Czech power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Czech power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type E USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Czech power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Czech power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two round adjacent holes plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one 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 8.9 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device during the charging cycle. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation should last around 9 - 12 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Czech power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic - Czech Wiki 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=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, estimated price £15-£20.
  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, estimated price £5-£10.
  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, costs £5-£10.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced around £10.