Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when staying in Afghanistan

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Afghan power outlet with USB type B cable and a Type C USB adapter and charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a double pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Afghan power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning to visit a new country if you've never been there before. This page has been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when they are travelling to Afghanistan.This page has instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when you're visiting Afghanistan by using their standard types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power supplies differ regionally therefore we recommend reading the Asia and power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Afghanistan from another region please double check your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

The following guide shows you how to connect the Afghan power outlet to the 7 inch Kindle and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Please visit the Amazon page for the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can identify the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by a front facing HD camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear. These instructions assume that you have installed Fire OS version 4.5.5 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 set of features for your device. For more 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 Afghanistan

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

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation and visiting multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Afghanistan is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Afghans use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. 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 simply by changing the plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Afghan trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Afghanistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, however for visitors 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 is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Afghanistan using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers 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 the 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 Afghanistan.
What is the best power adapter for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Afghanistan?

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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Afghan power outlet with USB type B cable and a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using an Afghan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Afghan power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. On the foot of the Third Generation Kindle Fire situated next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation takes around under 6 hours to completely charge to full capacity, however this is likely to take longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the device whilst recharging. Typically the battery life on your Fire is roughly 9 to 12 hours depending on how you use the tablet. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Afghan 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 an Afghan power outlet

Using USB type B cable and a Type F USB adapter to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Afghan power outlet.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Afghan power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You will find the USB port on the bottom of the 7 inch Kindle located next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Afghan power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX Third Generation screen will show a charging icon to indicate that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately around 6 hours to completely recharge to 100 percent capacity but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during recharging. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life lasts approximately 9 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Afghan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan - wikipedia web page about Afghanistan
  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