How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in Bhutan

A page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger, powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a 3 pinned Type G USB charger and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type D USB adapter

Bhutanese power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Bhutan by using the standard types G, C, D, F or M Bhutanese 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Bhutan from another country please ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan to visit a Bhutanese destination like Thimphu we suggest referring to the Bhutan country entry on wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

This list of instructions shows how to connect the Bhutanese power outlet to your and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections to see the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Bhutan

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Bhutan.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Bhutan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. There are five types of plug sockets that Bhutanese use (types G, C, D, F and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Bhutan 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 3rd generation at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bhutan

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] 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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Bhutan using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Bhutan.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Bhutan?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Bhutanese power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Bhutanese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the foot of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes roughly less than 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet during recharging. The Fire battery life is 9 - 12 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Bhutanese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [8] 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 Bhutanese power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese 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 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts around 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cable with a Type D power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Bhutanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. You can identify this wall supply by 3 circular holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the base of your Kindle located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation lasts around 9 - 12 hours. For more information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

A page on how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet by using Micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [12] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall supply by two round adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the base of your Kindle tablet found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will show a charge icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation should last around 9 - 12 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 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 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Bhutanese power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type M power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [14] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type M power outlet [13]) looks like three large circular holes 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 charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle display will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet during the recharging cycle. The tablet battery life lasts around 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Bhutanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan - Bhutan country entry 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=201303400&linkId=TE3JUEOED6G5HTG3 - Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G 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 G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, 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 price under C$15.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  8. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, estimated cost C$15-C$20.
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  10. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, costs under C$20.
  11. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  12. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, estimated price under C$20.
  13. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  14. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, estimated price under C$20.
  15. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, C$15-C$20.