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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Thai power outlet by using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type B power charger, how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type A power plug and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Thai power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Thailand. This page has been specifically written to prevent travellers worrying if they can power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when going to Thailand.When you're visiting Thailand the following instructions show charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using their Type B, A or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Thai will typically use the Type B wall outlets. Most power supplies change 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 visiting Thailand from another region please make sure that your 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) 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 powering up.

The following page shows how to connect the Thai power outlet to your Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire series. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle 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 are using version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have all the latest set of features for your Kindle Fire. Go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Thailand

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

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

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Thailand is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Thai use three different types of plug sockets (B, A and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Thailand or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Thailand

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Thailand and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Thailand using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Thailand.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Thailand?

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

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

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Thai power outlet you'll need to use 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 in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  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 Thai 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 Kindle takes roughly 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 A power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Thai power outlet

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

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

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Thai 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. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Thai power outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type B power outlet [7], is recognised by the two thin slots with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Connect one 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 will find the USB port at the base of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately under 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 the charging cycle. The battery life on your 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 Thai power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Thai power outlet

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

  1. If you want to supply power to a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Thai power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Thai power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes where the pins slide into.
  3. Connect one 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 will find the USB port on the base of your tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Thai power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately under 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 the charging cycle. The battery life on your 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.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Thai power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thailand - Thai page 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&tag=wikiconnections-20&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
  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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  8. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  10. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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