Charging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a power outlet in Switzerland

Instructions on how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Swiss power outlet with USB Micro Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and powering a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation using a Type J power adapter.

Swiss power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to charge their Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation abroad.If planning a vacation to Switzerland the following useful instructions show how to charge the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation by using their types J or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Swiss will normally use Type J plugs in their plug outlets. You will find power supplies differ depending on which country you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Switzerland from another country ensure your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

This list of instructions shows you how to connect the Swiss power outlet to your tablet and this page refers to the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. Please check these instructions relate to your Kindle Fire, visit the Amazon page on WikiConnections where you'll see the full list of the latest Amazon Kindle Fire models. This Kindle model is identified by front and rear facing cameras, the power and volume buttons on the back and the Amazon logo on the back of the tablet. This guide assumes that you have installed version 4.5.5 or greater of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation firmware, but if you don't we suggest installing the most recent Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation software update to make sure you have the most up to date set of features for your device. Visit the Amazon.com website for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation instruction manual [2] or download the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation manual for further information.

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Switzerland

Can you use a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Switzerland?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Switzerland?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation then the best international travel adapter for Switzerland is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. Swiss use two different standards of wall outlets (types J and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Switzerland

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 8.9 3rd generation, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Switzerland and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Switzerland.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Switzerland.
What is the best travel charger for recharging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation in Switzerland?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Swiss power outlet

Using micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation with a Swiss power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Swiss 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. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. This ungrounded power outlet is identified by 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. On the bottom of your found next to the power button you'll find the USB port.
  4. Turn on the Swiss power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which appears in the top corner of the 8.9 inch Kindle will show a charge icon which indicates that the device is charging.
  6. The Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 takes approximately less than 6 hours to completely recharge, however this is likely to take longer if you are using the device during the recharging cycle. Typically the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation battery life should last 9 - 12 hours depending on how you use it. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery life and the recharging procedure.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Swiss power outlet

Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Swiss power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Swiss power outlet with Type B USB cable and a Type J USB charger.

  1. To charge a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from the Swiss power outlet you will need to use a Type J USB power adapter [8] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [6].
  2. Begin by taking the Type J USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. You can identify the squashed hexagon shaped plug supply by the 3 large holes forming a flattened triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB port on a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation. You'll find the USB port on the base of the Third Generation Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 located next to the power button.
  4. Turn on the Swiss power outlet.
  5. The battery symbol which is found at the top corner of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation will display a charging icon which indicates that the tablet is charging.
  6. The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation takes around around 6 hours to fully charge to full capacity however this is likely to be longer if you are using the tablet whilst recharging. The battery life on your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation lasts 9 to 12 hours depending on use. For more information please read the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation charging support page [4] for more details on battery times and the charging process.
Charging a Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 3rd generation from a Swiss power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland - Switzerland entry on wikipedia
  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/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  8. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J 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