How to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a power outlet in India

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Indian power outlet by using USB Type B cable with a Type M power charger, charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a Type C power charger and how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a three pin Type D USB adapter

Indian power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation it is helpful to know if you'll be able to charge any gadgets such as cell phones and laptops when you reach your destination. Without knowing which wall socket is being used you may end up either having to bring too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong adaptor, therefore having to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you arrive. Differing standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in India. The following step by step instructions shows you what you'll need to supply power to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation when travelling to India by using their D, C or M type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type D plug outlets will be typically used by a majority of Indians. If travelling to India from another region check your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it.

This guide shows you how to connect the Indian power outlet to the Kindle Fire Third Generation and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. Visit the Amazon page where you'll find the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by a front facing camera, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. These instructions assume you have installed version 4.5.5 Fire OS or greater for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation, if you don't visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation update to ensure you have the most up to date features for your device. Visit the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction guide for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in India

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in India by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in India?

If you are travelling with more than just your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation the best travel charger for India to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Indians use three different standards of wall outlets (D, C and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to India. Only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for India

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both India 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting India.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting India.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in India?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Indian power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Indian power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Indian 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. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the foot of your Fire located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to completely charge however this may take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the device whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation battery life is 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Indian power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Indian power outlet

Using USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type D USB adapter to recharge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Indian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from the Indian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall outlet. This plug outlet, technically called a Type D power outlet [7], looks like 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the bottom of your 7 inch Kindle Fire found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation will display a lightning icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely charge to 100 percent capacity, however this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation lasts 9 - 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Indian power outlet

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from an Indian power outlet with USB Micro Type B cord and a three pinned Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using an Indian power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Insert the Type M USB power adapter in the Indian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three large round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the foot of your Fire located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Indian power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the tablet screen will show a charge icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The tablet battery life should last approximately 9 to 12 hours. For more information on charging the tablet please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging process.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India - wikipedia entry about India
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  8. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  10. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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