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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Vietnamese power outlet using type B USB Micro cord with a Type A power adapter, charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a three pin Type G power adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a two pin Type C USB charger

Vietnamese power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation . This page was specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation abroad.These step by step instructions shows how to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you are in Vietnam using the types G, A or C Vietnamese 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Vietnamese typically use Type G power outlets. If you are visiting Vietnam from another country please double check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

The following instructions show you how to connect the Vietnamese power outlet to the tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your exact Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. These instructions assume that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Fire operating system for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if not please visit Amazon for the latest Kindle OS update which makes sure you have all the latest fixes for your Kindle. For further information visit the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Vietnam

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

Yes, you can connect a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation to a Vietnamese power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation the best international travel charger for Vietnam to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Vietnamese use three different types of power outlets (types G, A and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Vietnam we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Vietnam

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Vietnam using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Vietnam.
What is the best power adapter for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Vietnam?

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Vietnamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical slots with plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You can find the USB port at the base of your Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will show a charging icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The 7 inch Kindle takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst charging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 12 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging procedure.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Vietnamese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type A power charger to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Vietnamese power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this plug supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the bottom of your tablet situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation screen will display a lightning bolt icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX takes under 6 hours to completely recharge, however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is approximately 9 - 12 hours. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet

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

Using micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. To charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Vietnamese power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the foot of the 7 inch Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the 7" Kindle screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes approximately around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life should last roughly 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. For more information 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 Vietnamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam - Vietnam country entry on Wikipedia
  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/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
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  8. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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