How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in Kosovo

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Kosovan power outlet with type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a two pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Kosovan power outlet

Different standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to assist visitors wanting to charge their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation abroad.This page has instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when going to Kosovo by using their F or C type Kosovan 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover power sockets are different from country to country therefore please read the Wiki Connections global power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Kosovo from a different country check that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Kosovan power outlet to your tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle is identified by rear and front facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you are using version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if not we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update which makes sure you have the latest set of features for your Kindle. Visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Kosovo

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Kosovo?

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Kosovo by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Kosovo to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Kosovars use two different standards of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kosovo

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kosovo 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Kosovo.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kosovo. [9] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Kosovo?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Kosovan power outlet with type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Kosovan 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 taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug outlet can be recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B cable into 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 base of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX8.9 inch situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around under 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the tablet during charging. Typically the Third Generation Kindle Fire battery life is roughly 9 to 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 and the recharging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Kosovan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using Type B USB connector with a Type F power charger to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Kosovan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Kosovan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the Kosovan power outlet. The sunken round wall supply, sometimes known as the Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [7], can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the bottom of your Kindle tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Kosovan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around less than 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. The battery life on your tablet should last approximately 9 to 12 hours. 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 F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Kosovan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Kosovan entry on wikipedia.org
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, around £10.
  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, around £5.
  7. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, £15-£20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, £10-£15.