How to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a power outlet in Israel

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet by using USB type B cable and a three pin Type M USB adapter, how to recharge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a two pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a Type H power adapter

Israeli power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially if you've never visited before. If you're planning a vacation to Israel this page has instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the standard Type M, C or H 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Israelis normally use the Type M power outlets. When you are visiting Israel from another region please make sure your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you plan to stay somewhere such as Jerusalem or Ashkelon we also suggest referring to the Israel Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to the location.

The following page shows how to connect the Israeli power outlet to the Kindle tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. Please visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX models. You can recognise the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This page assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 firmware or greater for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however if not we suggest installing the most recent Kindle OS update which ensures you have the most up to date fixes for your device. Go to the Amazon.com site for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Israel

Can the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation be used in Israel?

You can use a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Israel by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Israel?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation the best international travel power adapter for Israel is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Israelis use three different standards of power outlets (M, C and H) 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 will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your Israeli trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Israel using 3 pin type B US 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Israel.
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Israel?

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

Instructions on how to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet with Type B USB cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using the Israeli 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. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. This power outlet can be recognised by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the micro USB Type B cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. At the foot of your 7 inch Kindle situated next to the power button you will find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet will show a lightning bolt icon which indicates that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle takes less than 6 hours to fully recharge to full capacity, but this may be longer depending on the strength of the power supply and if you are using the device whilst charging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation should last approximately 9 - 11 hours depending on how you use the tablet. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with an Israeli power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type H power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet

Using type B USB connector with a Type H power adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet you will need to buy a Type H USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type H USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The earthed plug supply (technically known as a Type H power outlet [7]) can be recognised by the 3 slots facing the direction of the middle forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins. The more recently made type H wall supplies also have rounded holes in the middle of each thin slot to accommodate the round pinned Type C plugs, these can be found in almost 140 other countries.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. On the foot of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HD7" found next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation will show a lightning icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes approximately under 6 hours to fully charge to 100 percent capacity however this may take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. The battery life on the Third Generation Kindle Fire HD7" lasts 9 - 11 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the charging procedure and battery times.
How to use a Type H power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet by using USB type B cable and a three pin Type M USB adapter.

  1. To power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as the Type M power outlet [9]) can be identified by the three holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You will find the USB port at the bottom of your found next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the Kindle display will show a charging icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes around 6 hours to fully recharge, but this is likely to be longer depending on the power strength and if you are using the tablet whilst charging. Typically the Kindle Fire HD7 Third Generation battery life lasts approximately 9 to 11 hours. For further information please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel - Israel Wikipedia web 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=201295080&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=AD5IYD4P6GI4Y7F5 - Kindle Fire HD 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 HD 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/typeH.htm - Type H power outlet
  8. Type H USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type H 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