How to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when planning a trip to Turkey

A guide showing you how to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Turkish power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a two pinned Type F power charger.

Turkish power outlet

Complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation . These instructions were written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are going to Turkey.When you are travelling to Turkey this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type F plug outlets will be typically used by most Turks. When you are visiting Turkey from another region please make sure that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Turkish power outlet to your 7 inch Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page to see the full product range of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify this Kindle Fire version by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes that you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation firmware, if you don't please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation software update which ensures you have the most up to date features for your device. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Turkey

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

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Turkey by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Turkey is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Turks use (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Turkey and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Turkey using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Turkey.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Turkey?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Turkish power outlet with type B USB cable with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Turkish power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Turkish power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Type B cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the base of your 7 inch Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the Kindle tablet display will show a charging icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to completely charge but this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The 7 inch Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation battery life lasts approximately 9 to 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Turkish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using Micro USB type B cable with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Turkish power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Turkish power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This recessed circular power supply can be recognised by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a pair of two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the bottom of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX situated next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Turkish power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to completely recharge, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device during the recharging process. The Fire battery life should last approximately 9 - 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 Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Turkish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey - Turkey 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  8. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters