Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in America

Using USB Type B cord and a Type A USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an American power outlet and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type B power adapter.

American power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation abroad.If staying in America the following instructions show how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using the Type B or A American 120 volt 60Hz power outlets, most Americans will normally use Type B power outlets. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting America from another country please check that it is compatible with a 120 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check the device is dual-voltage (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

These instructions show you how to connect the American power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire series. Please ensure these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire modelby visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire version is recognised by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation OS update which ensures you have all the latest features for your tablet. Visit the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation user guide for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in America

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to an American power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for America to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Americans use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at an airport or on your flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to America we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for America

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting America using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting America.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in America?

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an American power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord and a Type A USB charger to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an American power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the American power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter into the American power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two thin adjacent slots.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the foot of the Third Generation Kindle Fire found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the American power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the tablet will display a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes under 6 hours to fully charge, however this may take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 12 hours. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an American power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an American power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an American power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the American power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the bottom of your tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the American power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will display a charging icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes approximately under 6 hours to completely recharge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer depending on the strength of the power and if you are using the device during recharging. The 7 inch Kindle battery life should last 9 - 12 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an American power outlet

See also

  1. https://www.visittheusa.co.uk/ - Visit The USA
  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/typeA.htm - Type A 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 A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, priced at 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, costing under C$10.
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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.