Charging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Luxembourg

A guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Luxembourg power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger and recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a 2 pin Type F USB charger.

Luxembourg power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation . The following instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when visiting Luxembourg using the standard F or C type Luxembourg 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Luxembourg from another region please double check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Luxembourg power outlet to your Fire and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. This Kindle model is identified by the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you are using version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, but if not we recommend installing the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. Go to the Amazon website for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation user manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Luxembourg

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Luxembourg power outlet.

Luxembourg

What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Luxembourg?

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Luxembourg to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Luxembourgers use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your type of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your Luxembourg trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Luxembourg we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Luxembourg

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Luxembourg and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Luxembourg.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Luxembourg. [9]
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Luxembourg?

Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Luxembourg power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Luxembourg power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Luxembourg power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the base of your 7" Kindle Fire HD found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the 7" Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes less than 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity but this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is approximately 9 - 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Luxembourg power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Luxembourg power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Luxembourg power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply can be recognised by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the bottom of your Kindle tablet found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Luxembourg power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HD display will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity but this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device during the charging process. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is approximately 9 to 11 hours. For further information 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 F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Luxembourg power outlet

See also

  1. Wikipedia - Luxembourg Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Amazon - Kindle Fire HD 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, £10-£15.
  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, £5-£10.
  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.