How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in Syria

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Syrian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger, how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type E power plug and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type L power plug

Syrian power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are travelling abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you're visiting Syria by using the standard types E, C or L Syrian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies are different depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections global power connections list for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Syria from another region please make sure 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 device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on travelling to a Syrian place like Aleppo please read the Syrian Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Syrian power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. We recommend visiting the Amazon page to see the full series of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire version can be recognised by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 operating system or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have all the latest fixes for your device. Visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation user guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Syria

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation be used in Syria?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Syria.

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

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation then the best international travel power adapter for Syria to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different standards of power outlets in Syria (types E, C and L) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Syria

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Syria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Syria.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Syria?

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

Instructions on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Syrian power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Syrian 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. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Syrian power outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the bottom of the tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around less than 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the tablet should last approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Instructions showing how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Syrian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Syrian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Syrian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two 4.8mm round holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the base of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the tablet battery life is 9 - 12 hours. For more 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 battery times and the recharging process.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Syrian power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Syrian power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Type L power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Syrian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Syrian power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type L USB power adapter in the Syrian power outlet. You can identify this squashed hexagon shaped wall supply by 3 holes in a line. There are two variations of Type L power supply, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm thick round pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm thick round pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the bottom of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Syrian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Fire takes around 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the tablet battery life is 9 - 12 hours. For more 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 recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Syrian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria - Syrian Wikipedia page
  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&tag=wikiconnections-20&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
  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
  7. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  8. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  10. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters