How to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when staying in Sweden

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Swedish power outlet and charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Swedish power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can charge their Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation abroad.The following simple instructions will show you exactly how to power the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation when staying in Sweden by using the standard types F or C Swedish 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type F wall outlets will be normally used by a majority of Swedes. Power supplies vary from region to region so we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Sweden from another region check that your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating when powering up.

These instructions show you how to connect the Swedish power outlet to the Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation not other tablets in the Kindle Fire range. We recommend visiting the Amazon page where you'll find the full list of Amazon Kindle Fire, Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets. You can identify the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation by the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the rear of the tablet. This guide assumes you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation firmware, however if not please visit Amazon for the most recent Kindle OS update which ensures you have the most up-to-date fixes for your device. For further information go to the manufacturers website at Amazon for the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation PDF manual.

Charging a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Sweden

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

You can connect a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation to a Swedish power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Sweden?

If travelling with more than your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation then the best international travel power adapter for Sweden is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are two types of wall outlets in Sweden (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Sweden or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sweden

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Sweden 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 option for travellers originating from North America going to Sweden using 3 pinned 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 from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Sweden.
What is the best travel charger for a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation in Sweden?

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

Using type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation with a Swedish power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Swedish power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port at the base of your 7 inch Kindle situated next to the power button.
  4. Switch on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation screen will display a lightning icon which indicates that your tablet is charging.
  6. The tablet takes around 6 hours to completely charge to 100% capacity, but this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the charging cycle. The battery life is 9 - 11 hours depending on use. 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 a Swedish 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 HD 3rd generation from a Swedish power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger to power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Swedish power outlet.

  1. To power your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from the Swedish power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Swedish power outlet. This round wall supply can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  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 HD 3rd generation. On the foot of your located next to the power button you can find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the tablet display will display a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation takes approximately under 6 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity however this may be longer if you are using the device during recharging. Typically the battery life on the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation should last approximately 9 to 11 hours depending on use. For further information on charging the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation please read the Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HD 3rd generation from a Swedish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden - Wikipedia entry about Sweden
  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/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