Charging the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when planning a trip to Algeria

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Algerian power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

Algerian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This page contains useful instructions demonstrating how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you're travelling to Algeria using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Algeria from a different region please check that the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on taking a trip to an Algerian city like Algiers or Oran we also suggest reading the Algeria page on Wikipedia [1] for more details.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Algerian power outlet to your 7" Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page where you'll see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can recognise this Kindle model by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. This page assumes that you have installed Fire operating system version 4.5.5 or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle update to make sure you have the latest fixes for your device. Go to the support website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Algeria

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Algeria by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Algeria?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation then the best travel charger for Algeria to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Algerians use two different types of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters for your Algerian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Algeria

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 HDX 3rd generation, but for those also wanting 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 crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Algeria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Algeria.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Algeria?

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Algerian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Algerian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Algerian power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the base of your Kindle Fire Third Generation located next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life lasts roughly 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Algerian 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 3rd generation from an Algerian power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type F USB charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Algerian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Algerian power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the base of your Kindle Fire Third Generation found next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Algerian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the 7" Kindle will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity but this may take longer if you are using the tablet during the charging process. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life lasts roughly 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Algerian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria - Algeria page on Wikipedia
  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/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 3rd generation charging support page
  5. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, estimated cost under C$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 cost around C$10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, under C$20.
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing C$15-C$20.