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

Using USB type B cable and a three pinned Type C USB adapter to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Swedish power outlet and how to power a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using a double pinned Type F USB adapter.

Swedish power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation to Sweden it can often be useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common electronics when you get there. By not knowing which power socket is used in Sweden you may end up either bringing too many adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival that might be incompatible. Differing frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never visited before. This page was 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 Sweden.When you are going to travel to Sweden these useful instructions show how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation by using their types F or C Swedish 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Swedes will normally use Type F power outlets. If you are visiting Sweden from a different country please make sure that your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up.

This guide shows how to connect the Swedish power outlet to the Kindle and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generationfrom the Kindle Fire range. We recommend visiting the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll find the full series of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. This Kindle Fire model can be identified by a front facing camera, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This page assumes you are using version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation Fire OS, however if you don't visit Amazon for the latest Kindle software update to ensure you have the latest fixes for your Kindle. For more information go to Amazon for the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation user guide.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Sweden

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

Yes, you can use a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Sweden.

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

If travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel adapter for Sweden to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Swedes use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; 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 Sweden

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 grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Sweden using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Sweden.
What is the best power charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation in Sweden?

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

Using USB type B cable and a three pinned Type C USB adapter to power your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation with a Swedish power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Swedish power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [5] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The wall supply can be recognised by 2 adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found in the top corner of the 7 inch Kindle display will show a lightning bolt icon to indicate that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle tablet takes approximately 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 Kindle tablet lasts 9 to 12 hours. For further information on charging please read the Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life.
Powering a Kindle Fire HDX 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 HDX 3rd generation from a Swedish power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Swedish power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable with a three pin Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation using the Swedish power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Swedish power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation. At the foot of your tablet found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Switch on the Swedish power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears at the top corner of the tablet will display a charge icon to indicate that your device is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation takes roughly around 6 hours to fully recharge but this is likely to be longer if you are using the device during charging. 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 the recharging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 3rd generation from a Swedish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden - Swedish country Wiki 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=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