How to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when staying in Israel

Simple instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Israeli power outlet by using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type M power charger, recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type H power plug

Israeli power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to visit a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you are staying abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation when you're in Israel by using the standard types M, C or H Israeli 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type M power outlets are used by most Israelis. If visiting Israel from another country please ensure the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan on staying somewhere such as Jerusalem or Tel Aviv please read the Israeli page on wikipedia.org [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Israeli power outlet to the tablet and refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections for the full product range of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle version can be recognised by rear and front facing cameras, the volume and power buttons on the back and an Amazon logo on the back. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of Fire OS for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle software update to make sure you have the most up to date features for your Kindle. Go to the Amazon.com support site for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation manual for more information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Israel

Can the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation be used in Israel?

You can use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Israel.

What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Israel?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel adapter for Israel to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are three different standards of power outlets in Israel (types M, C and H) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Israel and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Israel using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Israel.
What is the best power charger for a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Israel?

Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Israeli power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Israeli power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Israeli power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You can find the USB port on the foot of your Kindle found next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the screen will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around less than 6 hours to completely charge however this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The tablet battery life is 9 - 12 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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 charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with an Israeli power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type H power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Israeli power outlet you'll need to use a Type H USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Plug in the Type H USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type H power outlet [7]) can be identified by three thin slots facing the direction of the middle forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins. The more recently manufactured type H wall supplies have round holes in the middle of each slot to accommodate the round pinned Type C plugs, these are compatible with 139 other countries.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the base of the tablet located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the tablet display will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity, but this may be longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The Kindle tablet battery life lasts roughly 9 - 12 hours. For more information on charging the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type H power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type M power charger to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Israeli 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. Plug in the Type M USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type M power outlet [9]) can be identified by three large round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. At the base of the tablet located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Israeli power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will show a charge icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge, but this is likely to take longer depending on the strength of the power source and if you are using the tablet during recharging. Typically the battery life on the tablet should last approximately 9 to 12 hours depending on use. Please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from an Israeli power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel - Israeli page on wikipedia.org
  2. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&nodeId=201342250&tag=wikiconnections-20&linkId=ZJQS5ETWIYEWYT2M - Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 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 8.9 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